Bio Bags – A Composter’s Friend

| May 29, 2008

I’m not quite sure, but the Bio Bag might be the solution to one of my composting problems.

If you’ve read any of the earlier posts on this blog you’ll know that I’m a proponent of composting, but have a few logistical issues to iron out. One such issue is collecting all of the lovely household waste. Bio Bags

I used to collect the waste in a lidded container. When it got full, I’d cart it out to the compost bin, open the lid and dump it out. The problem was I would get dizzy from holding my breath in an attempt to avoid the less than aromatic odor that opening the lid would release. Even the dog had to back up a tad when I opened the lid (this from the mutt who sleeps with his nose on his derriere).

Reading about the biodegradable bags raised a glimmer of hope. These bags are perfect for holding compostable household and yard waste. The beauty of Bio Bags is that once you fill it up, you don’t have to open it to dump the contents. The bag is biodegradable and will decompose on its own. What a great concept (Download their technical specs).

Bio Bags come in various sizes ranging from 2 gallons, 13 gallons to 33 gallons (with a few additional sizes in between). They even have kitty pan liner bio bags and doggie pick up the poop bio bags (not the technical name, but you understand what each bio bag does).

I’m starting small. I ordered the 3 gallon size bags. If they do well, maybe I’ll get the larger ones. After all living green is about making one small green step at a time. Today is a 3 gallon step…tomorrow who knows…

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Category: Composting, Recycling, trash

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Felicia is a bit of a tree hugger and likes to share ways to lighten the toxic burden on the environment.

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  1. I avoid the odor problem by just having a smaller, unlidded compost bowl and dumping it to the compost daily. It’s a little more unsightly, but it doesn’t start “stewing” till it’s outside that way.