Happy New Year and welcome to the latest issue of Composting Chronicle
It's been a glorious start to the year, and with the colder weather starting to clear, now is the perfect time to tidy your garden and begin to make the most of your compost bin.
In this issue of Composting Chronicle, we explore whether single-use plastic alternatives are actually compostable, how to deal with those harder to compost items and we take a look at how composting has changed in recent years.
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Harder to compost items
Garden waste collections have made it easy for households to dispose of their green waste, but Garden Organic's Judith Conroy asks, "could we be composting more?"
A recent report by Leicester City Council found that just 20 per cent of foil disposed of by residents was making its way into the recycling stream. So, the council has launched a new initiative to help residents 'foil in love with recycling'.
There's been a lot of talk recently about single-use plastic alternatives and their many eco-benefits, but are they actually compostable? Here, Market Harborough Master Composter, David, tries and tests the substitutes.
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Composting has changed a lot in recent years, from chucking teabags onto the heap to becoming more conscious of micro plastics. Take a look at how Master Composter, David Cannon, has changed what goes into his compost bin over the years.