Does your kitchen bin look filthy with food sticking to the bottom? To help, you can get two types of paper liner bags for the bin or kitchen container – two ply, and a “cellulose” lined bag. Both of these are acceptable. Cellulose lining looks like plastic, but it is plant based material and fully compostable. Paper bags with cellulose lining are leak resistant and odour proof. You can also make you very own liner for your kitchen container with newspaper.
With approximately 40 per cent of household waste being organic, I think the concept of the green bin is a great idea. Our ability to reduce and reuse is greatly increased by using it! What I don’t like is the cost associated with buying the bags.
We subscribe to the Ottawa Citizen and just recycle the newspaper until I saw how simple it is to use origami to make a liner for the kitchen container. The paper absorbs the liquid so no leaks.
How to Make a Liner for your Kitchen Container the Origami Style
In the green bin, you can also:
- Layer paper organics with food organics. For instance, put facial tissues or shredded paper in between layers of food waste.
- Line the bottom of your containers with other types of paper such as sugar, or flour bags, take-out paper packaging, egg cartons, paper coffee trays, cardboard, or sheets of newspaper.
You can view this video on how to make the origami liner by a 6 years old Ottawa girl! So cute!
Do you use a kitchen container at home? Do you dump the food in it or use paper or a paper bag to keep your bin cleaner?
cute idea 🙂 lovely video
Great idea! I hate the idea of buying liner bags made especially for compost buckets – besides the cost, there’s the resources used to make the liner. This uses something that would otherwise be recycled anyway. And there are no extra resources used in manufacturing, transporting etc.
Brilliant, I too object to the hefty price for the compostable bags and as mentioned by Cheryl it’s much better to use what is to be recycled anyway rather than use resources to make special bags.
Is there a way to get a hold of these instructions, I just wasn’t quick enough
🙁 and it would take too long watching again and again.
Elizabeth, I found this link that you can download the PDF to make it. http://documents.ottawa.ca/en/document/paper-liner-kitchen-container
This is such and creative way to line the trash bin. I’m either not smart enough or creative enough to ever come up with this garbage liner.