Compostable bags in supermarkets
The City of Holdfast Bay with funding from Green Industries SA has successfully piloted the distribution of compostable bags through supermarkets as a more convenient way to make these available to householders. Plastic bags were replaced with compostable bags in the fruit and vegetable sections of two local Foodland supermarkets. This allowed customers to purchase their fruit and vegetables in a compostable bag and then reuse the bag at home to dispose of their food waste into the green organics bin. Based on customer surveys and community feedback, the response to the pilot and compostable bags was overwhelmingly positive. Importantly, the pilot led to a positive change in levels of food diversion from landfill based on bin audits.