A Look At The Earth2Earth 140L Compostable Bin Liners
How do you dispose of the organic waste that is generated in your establishment? This kind of waste, from the kitchen, office, all through to the yard and garden waste- can be a critical asset to the environment, when disposed of correctly. That’s where composting comes in. Through this process, the nutrient cycle is maintained, where the decaying organic matter provides nourishment for new plants to flourish. Using the Earth2Earth 140L Compostable Bin Liners enables you to take part in this cycle, putting in place environmentally sustainable practices in your premises.
The Problem Of Organic Waste In Landfills
While it’s true that organic waste can compost, it needs the right conditions of oxygen, heat and humidity. These are constantly managed in the composting plants. However, at landfills, these conditions are not provided. The main problem is the lack of sufficient oxygen for the microorganisms to use for the decomposition. This is because the waste tends to end up being buried and compacted under mountains of more waste. The biodegradation will still occur, though through an anaerobic process, which is where the threat to the environment increases. Whenever the anaerobic decomposition occurs, methane gas is produced. This is a greenhouse gas, that has a great impact than carbon dioxide- in fact, going by the EPA, it is 25 times more potent. When the organic waste ends up in landfills, it actually contributes to global warming at a greater scale. This is certainly not something you want riding on your conscience.
Ensuring that the organic waste actually gets to the composting plants, disposing it of in bags such as the Earth2Earth 140L Compostable Bin Liners, will enable you to reduce your carbon footprint.
Value Of The Composting Process
It enables valuable nutrients to be reverted back to the soil, improving its health and structure. This is looking at the aggregates of the soil particles with the crumbly texture soil that is ideal for organisms like earthworms, drainage, and where tender young roots get to penetrate the soil more easily. In fact, when compost is added to overly sandy or heavily clayed soils, it promotes a healthier substrate, while still allowing air to circulate. The humus itself encourages native plant growth by nourishing them, which has a net positive impact on the ecosystem. With a healthy and nutrient-rich soil, the need for inorganic pesticides and fertilizers is reduced. Aspects such as the water retention capacity of the soil are enhanced. Runoff is also decreased, since the compost also encourages the growth of healthy root systems.
After establishing the importance of using compostable trash bags, the next step is selecting the right product for your needs. There are various factors to consider. For starters, has the product been certified to be compostable by independent assessment bodies? This is not just by relying on what the company says on its advertisement banners- but rather ensuring that the product actually comes with the certification itself, which has been awarded by internationally recognized certification organisations, with approved and accredited laboratories. These are the likes of the TÜV-Austria OK-compost certificate, issued by the Austrian TÜV (formerly called Vincotte), and the DIN geprueft compostable certificate which is issued by the German DIN Certco where the products are tested on whether they have met the EN 13432 standard.
Size also factors in. After all, you want trash bags whose functionality is suited to your establishment’s waste management needs. It should also be compatible with the bin itself, that way it’s not too small such that it is rendered impractical, or too large that there are sections hanging too far out of the bin and being an inconvenience.
With a 140L volume, the Earth2Earth 140L Compostable Bin Liners can be used to dispose loads of waste. Whether it’s a busy commercial kitchen that generates high amount of waste on a daily basis, or a municipal bin serving the needs of the public, it will be up the task. From organic material that is disposed in the kitchen, be they fruit and vegetable scraps, eggshells, paper napkins and soiled rice, cooked pasta, stale crackers, cardboard boxes, seaweed, pizza crusts, that bit of old oatmeal, avocado pits, peanut shells, wine corks, to mouldy cheese- it takes them all. In fact, the Earth2Earth 140L Compostable Bin Liners can be used when you want to dispose hot food as well, since they retain their structural integrity even at temperatures as high as 75°C. The used facial tissues from the bathroom, nail clippings, cotton tampons and the sanitary pads, dryer lint from the laundry room and the shredded cotton fabric scraps, sticky notes, envelopes, business cards, bills, and other kinds of paper documents form the office, newspapers, plant material such as the leaves that have been trimmed from houseplants or the flowers that drop off the floral arrangements, ashes from the grill, fireplace or fire pits- this organic material can be disposed of with the Earth2Earth 140L Compostable Bin Liners. Have you just held a party? The clean-up will include those wrapping paper rolls, the crepe paper steamers, hay bales that could have been used to set the theme for outdoor parties, the garlands, and holiday wreathes- placing them in the Earth2Earth 140L Compostable Bin Liners will ensure that they get to their intended destination.
With all this material going into the bin, you want to be sure that it can hold it in without tearing. The Earth2Earth 140L Compostable Bin Liners have been developed with high strength material, that way the contents in the trash are safely held in the liner, awaiting disposal. This also avoids those unfortunate incidences where, as one lifts the bag from the bin, it tears, spilling its contents out onto the floor. That can be messy, and create an instant health hazard- not to mention the gross nature that chases off the customers who are on your business premises. It also makes hauling away of the trash by the garbage collectors to be much more effective.