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Biodegradable bin liners?

Hi I live in Geneva canton where we don't use special tax paid bin liners. I see that in other places people are starting to sell biodegradable bin liners that actually work but not sure if we can get those in Switzerland yet. Does anyone know? Alternatively can you get them over the border in France maybe? Thanks
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Hi I live in Geneva canton where we don't use special tax paid bin liners. I see that in other places people are starting to sell biodegradable bin liners that actually work but not sure if we can get those in Switzerland yet. Does anyone know? Alternatively can you get them over the border in France maybe? Thanks
Yes, they're quite common in French supermarkets. Thicker non-degradable ones are still common too, especially in the larger sizes, but we use mainly degradable ones for smaller bins around our apartments.

Our local Swiss taxed bags are not degradable, but they're only used for "incinérable" waste anyway, so there would be no point.
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Re: Biodegradable bin liners?

Hi Ace1

Thanks for your speedy response. We would be looking for bin liners for our largeish kitchen bin 50/60l). Do you think the biodegradable bags are big enough and strong enough for that? Alternatively if the Geneva canton incinerates all it's non-recyclable waste anyway perhaps there is no point?

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Hi Ace1

Thanks for your speedy response. We would be looking for bin liners for our largeish kitchen bin 50/60l). Do you think the biodegradable bags are big enough and strong enough for that? Alternatively if the Geneva canton incinerates all it's non-recyclable waste anyway perhaps there is no point?
I've never looked at the bigger ones, but mostly the degradable ones are not as thick so I would be cautious. I've no idea what Geneva does or does not do with its rubbish.
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Re: Biodegradable bin liners?

I got mine at Aldi. Watch out for not keeping it too long, mine degraded once before I managed to take it out. Otherrwise Migros and Coop have them, too.
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Re: Biodegradable bin liners?

I'm not sure that bio-degradable bin liners (or any bio-degradable plastic for that matter), is really bio-degradable. It just breaks up into crumbs or dust, so you don't see it any more.
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Re: Biodegradable bin liners?

If you have trouble finding any here in Switzerland in that size, it looks like there are 60 liter biodegradable trash bags for sale on Amazon.de. For example:

https://www.amazon.de/-/en/Dumil-org...1754318&sr=8-5
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