I use my paper grocery bags as kitchen garbage bags. The same morning my paper bag tore because of moisture and covered the floor with a disgusting mess, the Town Council banned plastic bags and imposed a fee on paper.
I realized it was time to find a more sustainable solution for garbage bags. As we’ve mentioned, compostable material discarded in plastic bags creates methane gas. But a liner for garbage cans is an absolute essential, I think. Here are some biodegradable ideas:
It seems reviews are fairly unanimous about biodegradable bags. They fall apart, just like my paper garbage fiasco last week. According to my research these are the strongest option: Bag to Nature
Another tip: if you have wet, heavy refuse that could compromise your bag, use a discarded box or plastic packaging and discard this separately.
Read more biodegradable bag discussion on the blog Tiny Choices.