Many household bins are lined with a bag. And sure, they’re convenient, but are they really necessary?
And we can bet your bottom-dollar that all these trash-bags are not getting recycled, they’re going straight to landfills.
Like any other plastic, trash-bags take 100s of years to break down, never actually biodegrading. And to make matters worse, plastic absorbs toxins as it ages, making them even more toxic to wildlife.
Eliminating plastic bags from our weekly shop has been a global movement. So let's try to eliminate them from our homes too!
There are a few ways you can eliminate plastic trash bags from your home.
Ditch the bag completely, you don’t need one.
If your bin gets yucky, just clean it! (may depend on your council’s requirements)
Switch to compostable bags
Make your own compostable bag out of newspaper
So how do you turn newspaper into a bag, you may ask?
Super simple origami, people!
We’ve created a tutorial for you below...
Alice is the Content Manager at Zero Waste Cartel. She's an environmental biologist, plant enthusiast & avid tea drinker.