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Compo-bag in green bins?

I recently moved to Adliswil, Zürich, from another country. I know that there are green bins for Bioabfall, as explained in this link. I have been using these bins for my food waste for the last months by collecting my waste in a small container and regularly emptying it in the green bin (like once every two days or so) close to my home (actually it is not so close). Now that summer approaches and temperatures are higher, this is becoming more cumbersome as it produces much smell and accumulates flies, and I also have to clean it in detail each time I empty it.


Recently I knew that there are compo-bags, like this one for example,




and I want to know if it is fine to use it to collect the organic waste, then close it and dispose it in the green bin. I have not seen anybody using it in my neighborhood.
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Re: Compo-bag in green bins?

I used them in a similar way. Can't see another usage really...
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Old 10.06.2021, 22:56
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Re: Compo-bag in green bins?

Found this:
https://biogaszuerich.ch/bioabfall/tipps/

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Kompostierbare Bioabfallbeutel nach EN13432 mindern die Geruchsentwicklung im Haushalt und im Container. Diese Beutel mit Gitteraufdruck sind im Detailhandel erhältlich, beispielsweise unter den Namen «CompoBag», «Composack» oder «BioBag».
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Compostable bio-waste bags according to EN13432 reduce odors in the household and in the container. These bags with grid printing are available in retail stores, for example under the names "CompoBag", "Composack" or "BioBag".
It has the same DIN approval, so I guess that's it
I have no clue what's 'Gitteraufdruck'
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Re: Compo-bag in green bins?

I use similar bags, buy them off the shelf at coop or migros.
To reduce the smell in summer months, i pour a bit of baking powder at the bottom, line it with a paper towel, then place the bag. Soda neutralises smells and breaks up so it's not dangerous to worms, paper towels protect the bag while you fill up the bag and it is compostable too.

It's a lot of faff, but saves me time washing it thoroughly every time.
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Old 11.06.2021, 10:52
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Re: Compo-bag in green bins?

FYI - Not all food waste can go into the green bins, at least not in Bern. There are signs telling people in our area not to put in meat/bones. Only veggie scraps and garden waste like leaves and branches are allowed.
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Re: Compo-bag in green bins?

Around here the forbid the use of those bags, apparently they jam up the grinding machines.
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Re: Compo-bag in green bins?

In Adliswil it is allowed to use compostable bags up to 10 liters: https://www.adliswil.ch/abfallarten/16409
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