Bin Liner

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Warning

Black plastic and other bin liners are made from petroleum or natural gas, both non-renewable resources, and can take anywhere from fifteen to a thousand years to degrade.

Education

Plastic bin liners cause the same environmental problems as single-use plastic bags (which the Government introduced legislation to ban, effective 1 July 2019). 

A useful article here from Method on different types of bin liners: degradable, biodegradable, home compostable, commercially compostable ... 

See plastic bag

Reduce

Reduce the quantity of plastic bin liners needed by:

  • composting your food waste
  • separating any yucky packaging and non-compostable food waste into a container in your freezer and put this out with your rubbish only on collection day
  • choosing properly biodegradable/compostable bin liners
  • buying reusable bin liners

Reuse

Wash and reuse plastic bin liners as much as possible.

Disposal

Keep plastic from landfill wherever possible.