A question on the use of shopping bags in the vegetable garden
June 2, 2010 6:14 AM Subscribe
If I use ASDA and Sainsbury's recycled/reusable shopping bags to grow veg in, will I poison myself?
posted by run"monty to home & garden (2 answers total)
They're cheap and I have a load spare. Folded inside out and tucked back in on themselves, they make great plant pots.
Thing is, they're plastic and I hear some plastics are bad. I also hear some plastics are good. (Hence, plants pots and growbags.)
There doesn't seem to be any information regarding materials or manufacture on the bags themselves. Apart from the print, both ASDA and Sainsbury's bags look identical so I assume they're made by the same company. The only thing I know is that they're made from '100% recycled plastic'.
These are not your standard thin walled, wine bottles falling through the bottom of, carrier bags. They are the thicker, reusable kind that you have to pay for.
So, does anyone know anything about these bags and whether they might contain toxins or not? (...and whether I might be doing damage to myself by growing vegetables in them).
(Bonus points for information on B&Q compost sacks.)