Plastic-Free July Challenge #13: Make a do-it-yourself compost bin liner

Updated: Jul 22


Video by wastemanagement


Composting helps prevent erosion. Composts are proven to reduce erosion on hills, near water, the side of the road, and even in playing fields.

In addition, it reduces pollution and toxins. Composting keeps landfills free from organic matter that result to the reduction of methane production.Composting prevents the spread of toxic matters in soils such as pesticides and fuels. This results to not just healthier soil but also healthier plants and water in the area (Source:4 Waste Garden Bags Brisbane).


Composting reduces greenhouse gases by preventing methane generation in landfills, storing carbon in the compost product, reducing energy use for water pumping, substituting for energy-intensive chemical fertilizers and pesticides, improving the soil’s ability to store carbon, and improving plant growth and thus carbon sequestration.

Compost encourages the production of beneficial microorganisms, which break down organic matter to create a rich nutrient-filled material called humus. Compost is a value-added product with many markets, including land reclamation, silviculture, horticulture, landscaping, and soil erosion control. Compost increases the nutrient content in soils (ILSR, Benefits of Composting).

To learn how to make a DIY compost bin liner, various video tutorial are available on Youtube, including the one above.


Step by step instructions with pictures are also available online:

How to Make a Bin-liner Out of Newspaper



Today’s Challenge:

  • With the materials you have at home, make a do-it-yourself compost bin liner!

  • Share a photo and tag @onepieceaday1, and use the hashtag #OPADPlasticFreeJuly to earn 1 ENTRY!


How can I win prizes?


Step 1: Follow @onepieceaday1

Step 2: Tag a friend! (optional)

Step 3: Share a photo (to your story OR your feed) of you completing each challenge for 1 ENTRY, tag @onepieceaday1, and use the hashtag #OPADPlasticFreeJuly.

Step 4: Log your refusal on the OnePieceADay app!


Each day is a new opportunity to increase your chances. Your total entries will be counted at the end of the month and be entered into a draw to win a zero-waste prize pack. Be sure to stick around for more chances to win!


Questions? Drop them below!




Tomorrow put your food waste in the compost


Now that you have learned to make your own compost bin liner, let's put them to good use!


Stay tuned tomorrow for challenge details!





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