One of the biggest complaints people have with composting is the build-up of food residues and smells in compost pails that are not cleaned thoroughly. These bags avoid this problem by letting you lift compost cleanly out of its container for disposal.
Made primarily from vegetable oil and cornstarch, the bags begin to break down at about the same rate as other vegetable material when micro-organisms from organic matter are present, leaving no harmful chemicals or residues.
The bags hold 3 gallons (10 litres); we suggest changing bags every 3 to 5 days. Not to be confused with so-called biodegradable plastics that merely break down into tiny plastic pieces and remain in the soil for years.
(Check with your municipality – not all accept these bags for curbside compost pick-up.)