Val Bourne wins an award, AG to test compostable bags
WITH just two weeks to go before AG trials its new fully compostable subscription packaging, we are asking readers who have an AG subscription to let us know how they compost their bags.
The bags, which will contain the 26 January issue of the magazine, are made from potato starch and can be added to your compost heap after use. They can also be used to line kitchen food-waste containers in areas where local authorities will accept them.
Months of research have gone into perfecting the bags and AG has been selected to be the first publication to try it by its parent company, TI Media.
Now, we are inviting our growing number of subscribers to take part in ground-breaking research into the performance of the fully degradable bags, which may decide whether they are rolled out in use across the entire company.
Please write in, telling us whether you used your bag to collect food waste (if your local authority accepts it), whether you composted it straight away or filled it with green peelings before adding it to the compost heap. We also want to know how long the bag takes to break down. AG editor Garry CowardWilliams said: “Although our current subscription packaging is easy to recycle in the ‘bag bins’ at your local supermarket, this new potato starch product is one step further. “We are thrilled to have been chosen to trial the new, fully compostable potato starch packaging and we are testing it because we believe that if it is compostable it will be easier for our readers. “We have an ongoing commitment to creating a product that is as environmentally friendly as our readers’ desires to help look after the planet for future generations.”
“Let us know how long it takes your bag to break down”
Send your bag information to our Letters page at Amateur Gardening, Pinehurst 2, Pinehurst Road, Farnborough Business Park, Farnborough, Hampshire GU14 7BF, or email: amateurgardening @ti-media.com.
“Tell us how you get on,” says Garry
AG is trialling new, fully degradable subscription packaging