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Manchester city council step up

Post: #142742 evelyn
Fri Feb 13, 2009 6:17 pm

After 4 years of regular mithering Manchester cc have now introduced plastic and cardbord recycling to add to the glass, can and paper recycling and the garden waste recycling!

I have to say i am delited!! :sunny: :sunny: :sunny:

And i have orderd one of the little bins for house hold waste insted of the huge bin we have now, so the temptation (my kids mostly) to just bin stuff i feel has been sorted.

So i am very proud that because i recycle glass, cans, paper and now cardbord and plastic, i compost, my chuks sort out cooked scraps (non meat) i am only filling 1/2 a swing bin liner a week.

But i would like to do a bit better, i would like to use bio degraidable bin bags.
Do any of you know if a) they exist, and b) where can i get them?

Eve

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Re: Manchester city council step up

Post: #142763 Shirley
Fri Feb 13, 2009 7:41 pm

Well done you! A very positive result.

Biodegradable bin bags do exist but I'm not sure about them myself. I believe that most will only biodegrade under the correct conditions and that a landfill situation doesn't provide those conditions.

Have a look at http://www.biobags.co.uk/

The Soil Association sell in larger quantities but aimed at businesses. Carrier bags rather than bin bags but can be used for the same purpose and could work out a lot cheaper.

http://www.soilassociation.org/Web/SA/s ... g?OpenForm
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Post: #142775 snapdragon
Fri Feb 13, 2009 8:30 pm

I stopped using bin liners and reverted to my Mum's old way of lining the bin with newspaper - not so much for the recycle but it's definitely biodegradeable.
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Post: #142841 Big Al
Sat Feb 14, 2009 11:50 am

evelyn wrote:After 4 years of regular mithering Manchester cc have now introduced plastic and cardbord recycling to add to the glass, can and paper recycling and the garden waste recycling!

I have to say i am delited!! :sunny: :sunny: :sunny:

And i have orderd one of the little bins for house hold waste insted of the huge bin we have now, so the temptation (my kids mostly) to just bin stuff i feel has been sorted.

So i am very proud that because i recycle glass, cans, paper and now cardbord and plastic, i compost, my chuks sort out cooked scraps (non meat) i am only filling 1/2 a swing bin liner a week.

But i would like to do a bit better, i would like to use bio degraidable bin bags.
Do any of you know if a) they exist, and b) where can i get them?

Eve


Well done also but check with the council to see if they are dumping recycleable material in the landfill now prices have fell through the floor.
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