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Have you ever tried a naked bin? You could rinse your household bin each time after you empty it. Smelly rubbish? Separate food scraps for composting or even bury them in the garden… Still worried? Why not line the bottom of the bin with newspaper? This absorbs any moisture and can then be used in your composting. Many people rationalise their use of plastic bags by arguing each one is reused in the kitchen bin, why not try something different? The plastic bag ban comes into effect on 1 July this year and applies to all lightweight plastic bags with handles, 35 microns thick, or less. There are lots of different ways to do your food shop without plastic bags, you could get some reusable shopping bags, a cardboard box, or just load up the trolley! Did you know more than 670 million lightweight plastic bags were used in Western Australia in 2017?