Our products have been designed to encourage good waste management and where possible eliminate the use of conventional tamper evident plastic solutions and replace them with biodegradable alternatives.
Did you know you may be able to use your used bag in your food caddy bin? Many local authorities do not require compostable bags. Please check with your local authority for more information.
Why not use our bags once opened to collect your unwanted plastic items and send them to your local plastic recycling facility. Perhaps you could take your bag with you when you go to the park or beach and pick up discarded plastics?
The answer to pollution is probably not simple and the reality is it would be best not to create plastics in the first place, but because we need certain products we must look at our own actions to minimise the chances of pollution and improve our recycling habits. See information below for useful tips.
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WHY RECYCLE FOOD WASTE?
Food waste that is sent to landfill doesn’t harmlessly breakdown. It has a big impact on the environment as it rots and releases methane – a harmful greenhouse gas that is 25 times more potent than carbon dioxide. However, it’s not all bad news as many of us will be able to recycle our food waste.
HOW TO RECYCLE FOOD WASTE:
If your local authority has given you a kitchen caddy to collect food waste, you can usually recycle any cooked or raw food scraps
Make sure you remove all packaging from your food waste, especially plastic
The collected food waste can be treated in several ways. In some areas (where food and garden waste are mixed together) it is often commercially composted at a local facility. This compost is then used in agriculture, landscaping and horticulture. Where food waste is collected separately it is usually treated using a method called anaerobic digestion, which produces green electricity.
WHICH ITEMS OF FOOD CAN BE RECYCLED?
All uneaten food and plate scrapings
Tea bags and coffee grounds
Out of date or mouldy food
Raw and cooked meat, including bones
Raw and cooked fish, including bones
Dairy products such as cheese
Eggs and egg shell
Rice, pasta, beans
Baked goods such as bread, cakes and pastries
Fruit and vegetables including raw and cooked vegetables and peelings
Non-food products including nappies
Packaging of any kind
Any material that is not food waste
Liquids such as milk - these may leak causing spillages when transporting the food waste
OTHER FOOD WASTE USES:
Make compost at home. You can add the following items of food waste to your home composting bin:
Fruit and vegetable peelings, seeds and cores
Coffee grounds and filter papers
Paper towels or tissues (not if they have touched meat)
You cannot compost: cooked food, fish, meat or dairy products
HOW TO COMBINE FOOD WASTE COLLECTION AND HOME COMPOSTING:
To ensure that you recycle as much of your food waste as possible, both methods work effectively together.
Meat, fish and dairy products together with any cooked food can be put into your food waste collection and must not be composted at home as they may attract unwanted visitors to your garden
All fruit and vegetable peelings can be composted at home
For more information on waste management and composting at home, visit the recycle now website: