No egg shells or plastic bags please!

Photo:John Horsfield and Paley O'Connor, composting scheme volunteers

John Horsfield and Paley O'Connor, composting scheme volunteers

Photo:John pulling out a so'called 'biodegradable' plastic bag, which doesn't - at least not for a very long time

John pulling out a so'called 'biodegradable' plastic bag, which doesn't - at least not for a very long time

North Laine community composting scheme, 2013

Jo Glazebrook from Brighton & Hove Food Partnership, together with volunteers Paley O’Connor and John Horsfield, recently (March 2013) turned and moved the compost box contents at the St Peter’s site (see photo of John and Paley).

No egg shells please

They would like to remind all members of the North Laine Composting Scheme not to put eggs shells in the boxes, as it is part of the agreement with the Environment Agency not to do so. Empty egg boxes are most welcome, however, as they are a valuable source of cardboard.

And no plastic bags either

Also you are asked not to put in plastic bags, even if they are labelled ‘biodegradable’. They take so long to rot down (as you can see from the photo) that it just means the volunteers have to pick them out, which isn’t the nicest job in the world!

And finally

Uneaten sandwiches are a definite no-no as well...

Something to celebrate

Jo says: “The Composting Scheme really is a wonderful resource and in the North Laine alone we are diverting nearly ½ a double decker bus worth of food waste per year from incineration, which is something to celebrate.”

To join in

If you are interested in joining the North Laine Composting Scheme, which operates both at St Peter’s Church and at Brighthelm in North Road, please contact Jo Glazebrook at: jo@bhfood.org.uk


[Previously published in the North Laine Runner, No 221, March/April 2013]

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