Post by Jenny M Benson
The National Trust sends out magazines in wrappers printed "I am 100%
compostable and made with potato starch."
100% compostable? Excellent! Pleased they are doing that pleased they
tell us. But why do we need to know about the starch? In case we
confuse "compostable" with "edible"?
And come to think of it, why is it compostAble and edIble? Why not edable?
I know nowt about the etymology, but have an issue with all such
publishers claiming, without any qualification, that these
wrappers may be put in the bin with garden waste.
I thought I would check with my local authority, and they advised
"Unfortunately this cannot go into our garden wastes bin. What
the producers of your magazine possible have not told you is that
if this goes to an open windrow facility, which is what we use,
it could end up being windblown around the site and become
litter. The information provided is applicable to what is called
in-vessel composting, which we do not use."
I have attempted to get this point over to some of these
publishers, and have been met with a deafening silence. :-(
Chris J Dixon Nottingham
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Plant amazing Acers.