You’ve run out of single-use plastic grocery bags, and you’re wondering what to use for household garbage and kitty litter. For advice, we turned to City of Timmins environmental coordinator Christina Beaton.
“I would recommend purchasing 100% recycled plastic bags or compostable trash bags,” she says. “That’s really the ideal is the compostable trash bags.”
Compostable bags break down better in the landfill site. Beaton says you can also look at reducing the amount of garbage you produce, through methods like backyard composting of food leftovers.
“We always encourage that, so you have less organics going into the waste stream, and therefore the need for those bags.”
For more advice and an explanation why single-use plastics have been banned, listen to this audio link of our conversation with Christina Beaton.