Fitting the liner into the caddy

Try folding the top of the bag over to enable the paper liner to fit neatly into your caddy.  This leaves you enough paper at the top to twist over and seal the contents securely.  Our new liners are slightly taller than the previous style, so there is more to fold over and seal the liner after use.

Din Certo certification

Our products are tailored to fit the bins supplied by most councils, and are fully approved by MK Council for use in their recycling service.   If you are ordering from outside of Milton Keynes, please check with your local council to ensure compatibility with their recycling scheme.

To ensure the liners are safe to be used in their composting scheme, councils require the material to be tested to a specific European standard. The green hexagonal image to the left is the European Certificate of Compostability EN13432:2000 issued by Din Certo - the leading European certification organisation. This award is given after rigorous testing on the material to ensure the material composts properly, is safe to use in the composting process and will not harm the environment.

Getting the most from your caddy liners

The liners all have great wet strength and will contain food even when the paper is wet. However, being made of paper they are not totally watertight, so it is normal for some moisture to collect in the bottom of the caddy if the same liner is left in for several days, as the food starts to compost, especially during warmer weather.

Try to manage the mix of food waste that goes into the caddy liner, some stale bread makes a good base material to absorb any wet food and help prevent moisture forming in the base of the caddy. You can also include food-soiled paper or card, including kitchen towel or used paper napkins to help balance the moisture content.  Wrap particularly soggy food waste in some extra newspaper or kitchen towel to help your paper liner stay dry for longer.  Keep your caddy out of direct sunlight as any extra heat will accelerate the composting process.

Do not place hot tea bags or hot food straight into the liners as this will cause excess condensation. Why not keep a small bowl by your kettle to collect tea bags throughout the day, allowing them to cool down and dry out before placing in the liner.

The roll-bottom design is made like a traditional paper bag, with all the wet strength of Alina’s specially treated paper in a simple format, which just needs opening out to fit into the bottom of the caddy.  As you can see, once flattened out, the base of the roll-bottomed liners have an extra layer of paper on the base, adding to their strength and absorbency.  Please note that our new liners are NOT the same as the value roll-bottomed liners which we stocked last year, they are a larger and stronger product.  The previous style of 5-7 litre block-bottomed liners are temporarily unavailable from Alina, however if you prefer the block base you can order the 7-10 litre version.

I was wrong.  It IS easy being green!