Gardening Articles: Care :: Soil, Water, & Fertilizer
Compostable Kitchen Bags
by Charlie Nardozzi
Composting is a great way to produce healthy organic matter for the garden and reduce the amount of food scraps and yard waste going to landfills. Many gardeners accumulate kitchen scraps to throw into a compost pile. However, there hasn't been an easy, odor-free, and clean way to accumulate the vegetable and fruit scraps in the kitchen before you can make your trip to the compost pile. Now a new biodegradable bag can help.
Biobags are made from corn starch and vegetable oils. Unlike regular plastic bags, Biobags breakdown into organic materials within 45 days of being put in the compost pile. In Biobags the kitchen scraps stay odor-free until you're ready to dump the whole bag into the compost pile. You can even put the Biobag inside your kitchen scrap storage bucket to take the mess out of storing the scraps.
For more information on Biobags, go to: Biobag.