Which Composter?

Answered by Harrod Horticultural Posted in Category Composting

Dear Martin

I'm thinking of buying a compost bin as my home-made wooden effort was not rodent-proof and the fruit/vegetable scraps attracted rats (we live near farms). Your Aerobin (400 litre) sounds great, but I'd like to know if it's made from recycled plastic?
If it's built in Australia and made from new plastic, then by the time it's got here it's arguably a bit of an environmental disaster already, and I'm going to have to make a heck of a lot of compost to redress the balance!


But if it was made from recycled plastic then my conscience would be clear. Any info you can give on this matter would be much appreciated.  

Thanks, Geoff

Dear Geoff

Many thanks for your recent enquiry regarding the composition of the Aerobin
Composter.

We've never been asked the question of material used in manufacture before so I had to fire off a message to the company to find out.
Here's what they said; "The Aerobin is not manufactured from Recycled Polymer - its
100% Virgin Polymer. If it was in fact manufactured from recycled polymer it would
contain significantly more polymer than it actual does."
I hope this information helps you and I know of a few keen composters who like to wrap their chosen compost vessels in greenhouse insulation bubble wrap material at this time of year, just to keep temperatures a couple of degrees higher and help the essential life inside the heap to tick over; maybe this is something you'd like to consider as well ?

If there's anything else you'd like to know please don't hesitate to contact me and the best of luck with your composting activities.

Martin