A number of local residents are reporting that the Vale of Glamorgan Council has not delivered replacement consignments of the special bio-degradable plastic bags for the disposal of food waste.
It now seems that there’s a shortage of the special bags – which are the only type accepted by the council for the legal disposal of food waste .
The Vale Council says it began delivering the annual supply of food waste bags (3 rolls per household) to local residents in June – but because of a delay in delivery by the manufacturers, supply of the replacement bags was temporarily suspended.
Deliveries had been due to resume this month but several local residents in Pwenarth say they are still waiting
The Vale Council has apologised for “any inconvenience caused “ and has asked householders to be patient whilst awaiting the delivery of more food waste bags
Unlike most plastic bags, the special food-waste bags are made in Italy and – at least until we leave the European Union – have to meet EU food-waste-disposal-bag standards
The Italian bags are amde out of “compostable bioplastic materials based on corn starch, other plant extracts and vegetable oils” and are certified as being biodegradable. They eventually “rot” to become just water, carbon dioxide and plant compost – leaving no harmful residues.