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Planet Friendly Bin Liners

3 August 2021


EnviroCentre

There are lots of ways to be green in our homes, and one of the easiest is to use yesterday’s news to line your green bin.

That’s right — you can use those forgotten newspapers to create a fully recyclable and planet-friendly alternative to plastic bin-liners.

  • Each year, it’s estimated that 500 billion to 1 trillion plastic bags are consumed worldwide.
  • On average, we only recycle one plastic bag in every 200 we use.
  • You’re already doing a great job composting — might as well take your impact a step further with this easy tutorial!

Items

  • Old newspaper
  • Green bin


Instructions

  • Gather together some old newspapers — the bigger the better!
  • Take two sheets and open them up fully on a flat surface
  • Fold them corner to corner, and run your hand along the fold
  • Take one corner and fold it, so the tip of one paper meets halfway along the other paper’s edge
  • Fold the remaining corner, and then fold it again to other side
  • Flatten all folds, and fold two of the flaps back
  • Turn over, and fold back last two flaps
  • Open to see the pocket you’ve made, and pop it in your green bin!