01 Apr '12, 5pm

Stop lining your trash can with plastic shopping bags! #queenofgreen

Sign up for Queen of Green tips by email Plastic shopping bags turned garbage liners skyrocketed when our cupboards were overflowing—and they were a menace. Many Canadians have switched to reusable cloth bags for their shopping. Then they ask, "What will I use for my garbage?" At one point I promoted the use of the compostable bag. They are labelled with a black-and- white Compostable label that ensures they will decompose. These bags break down into carbon dioxide, water, inorganic compounds and biomass, and leave no toxic residue. Sounds magical, right? There's a catch. Compostable bags will break down readily in the right conditions. Unfortunately, the right conditions do not exist in most of our landfills, which lack air, moisture and sunlight. Your best option is to reduce the waste leaving your home, hence reducing your reliance on bags to haul the stuff to the curb!...

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