One thing that has come to light at the allotment is the degradation of plastic over time. We all recycle compost bags to collect and take away rubbish from our plots. But over a period of time these bags, when left for long periods start to degrade and disintegrate. This also goes for any other form of plastic such as plant pot. The terracotta coloured ones are able to be recycled, but the black ones are accepted by Blaby District Council for recycling.
‘Plastic pots, tubs, trays, and punnets (any colour except black)’
Could we all be a little more mindful about the impact these bags, pots and other plastic items are having on the environment.