Guess what! If you compost and rinse discarded packaging, you don’t need one. Bin liners are actually problematic…

Without single use plastic bags what can you use?

Not a biodegradable plastic, or paper bag, as both of these cause more issues in the landfill than plastic does. A lot of people have jumped to thinking that making a bin liner out of newspaper is good for the environment, but because paper and plant based plastics are made from plant materials they creates methane and toxic leachate when they break down without air in a landfill.

…And I can’t suggest you just go buy a box of 20 brand new plastic bin liners…

But really, we have a little rubbish bin under our kitchen sink and it sits there for months without smelling before its full enough to transfer into the larger wheelie bin. Then the waste sits, clean and inert in the wheelie bin for months without any problems. Learn to compost, use reusable sanitary products, and wash anything that might cause a problem, and you wont ever need to use a bin liner again. No yucky smell, no slimey water, to stains, no drips.