Shops stocked with recycling bags

Gazette: Shops stocked with recycling bags Shops stocked with recycling bags

FOOD waste recycling bags are available at shops across Colchester.

More than 70,000 homes can now recycle their food waste every week. Residents were given a roll of 26 bags for free, which would last for about six months, but must pay for more after that.

Now, 24 retailers have signed up to sell the Colchester Council-approved bags for £1.

Each stockist will advertise the bags outside their shop.

A full list of stockists is available at colchester.gov.uk/foodwastebags Businesses can still sign up to stock the liners at colchester.gov.uk/ foodwastelinerstockist.

The scheme is yet to be rolled out to residents in flats or to newly-built homes.

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8:59am Tue 10 Dec 13

Say It As It Is OK? says...

The CBC website says replacement bags are from £1.00. So if you are buying check for best prices from the outlets that are listed as selling the bags:

Colchester News, 156B High Street, CO1 1PG
Miller Stationary, 10 St Botolphs Street, CO2 7DU
Globe News, 9 Middleborough, CO1 1QT
Highwoods Park, Visitors Centre Turner Road, CO4 5JR
Prettygate Library, 44 Prettygate Road, CO3 4EQ
Greenstead Library, Hawthorn Avenue, CO4 3QE
Greenstead Community Centre, Hawthorn Avenue, CO4 3QE
Lighters Newsagent, Highwoods Square, CO4 9BB
Perrins Butchers, 1A Parr Drive, CO3 9EN
Stanway Library, 10 Villa Road, CO3 0RH
The CBC website says replacement bags are from £1.00. So if you are buying check for best prices from the outlets that are listed as selling the bags: Colchester News, 156B High Street, CO1 1PG Miller Stationary, 10 St Botolphs Street, CO2 7DU Globe News, 9 Middleborough, CO1 1QT Highwoods Park, Visitors Centre Turner Road, CO4 5JR Prettygate Library, 44 Prettygate Road, CO3 4EQ Greenstead Library, Hawthorn Avenue, CO4 3QE Greenstead Community Centre, Hawthorn Avenue, CO4 3QE Lighters Newsagent, Highwoods Square, CO4 9BB Perrins Butchers, 1A Parr Drive, CO3 9EN Stanway Library, 10 Villa Road, CO3 0RH Say It As It Is OK?

10:09am Fri 20 Dec 13

zerowasteisthewaytogo says...

It is a shame that you didn't say more about this and show the SEEDLING LOGO which is what people should be looking for on their COMPOSTABLE food waste bags.

From the Colchester website:

"Liner information (Seedling logo)

Residents do not have to have to use caddy liners to line their kitchen caddies, newspaper can be used also or food waste can be put in loose but this will mean that the caddy will have to be washed more frequently to prevent odours from developing.
The liners are made from a unique blend biodegradable materials, which allow the liners to break down naturally without harming the environment.

The liners are compatible with the Council's 7L kitchen caddy and when used help to keep the caddies clean as well as reducing odour and interference from flies.
The liners are certified compostable to standard EN 13432.
This is illustrated by each bag carrying the European standard seedling logo, showing that they are 100% compostable and biodegradable.
Please note that liners should be used within 12 months of the purchase date."

Lining your food waste bin makes it easier to keep clean. The food waste slides out of the box when it is being emptied more easily leaving few if any bits behind.

Come on Harwich & Manningtree Standard - why not follow a food waste bin and see what happens to it and why it is a good idea for people to send anything that they can't eat for recycling like this! You could also point out how much money they can save if they learn some more tips on food management.
It is a shame that you didn't say more about this and show the SEEDLING LOGO which is what people should be looking for on their COMPOSTABLE food waste bags. From the Colchester website: "Liner information (Seedling logo) Residents do not have to have to use caddy liners to line their kitchen caddies, newspaper can be used also or food waste can be put in loose but this will mean that the caddy will have to be washed more frequently to prevent odours from developing. The liners are made from a unique blend biodegradable materials, which allow the liners to break down naturally without harming the environment. The liners are compatible with the Council's 7L kitchen caddy and when used help to keep the caddies clean as well as reducing odour and interference from flies. The liners are certified compostable to standard EN 13432. This is illustrated by each bag carrying the European standard seedling logo, showing that they are 100% compostable and biodegradable. Please note that liners should be used within 12 months of the purchase date." Lining your food waste bin makes it easier to keep clean. The food waste slides out of the box when it is being emptied more easily leaving few if any bits behind. Come on Harwich & Manningtree Standard - why not follow a food waste bin and see what happens to it and why it is a good idea for people to send anything that they can't eat for recycling like this! You could also point out how much money they can save if they learn some more tips on food management. zerowasteisthewaytogo

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