Newspaper bin liners

Helen’s newspaper bin liners

As single-use plastic bags are phased out, you can make your own bin liners from old newspapers. They’re often available from libraries or shopping centres if you don’t get them delivered.

You can keep food packets or wrapping to moisture proof the bottom of the bin. When full, fold down the top and tip the whole lot into the collection bin.

Newspaper liners are also better for compost than so-called “bio-degradable” bags that can take a long time to break down. Just use drier food scraps at the bottom of the liner, and dump the whole lot into the compost bin. See Helen demonstrate how to make them.

Video of how to make a bin liner

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