Wednesday, March 21, 2012

No more plastic mulch bags

Here’s a neat idea I saw online and its so simple, it really makes you wonder why no one thought of it before.

The product is called Weed Recede and it is mulch that comes in its own, self-mulching paper bags. You just lay the bag on the ground, pull a couple of strings to open the bag, and spread out the mulch right on top of the paper bag. The video for the product says that “the landscape industry in the United States uses over 700 million and one billion plastic mulch bags each year”, most of which end up in our landfills.

Anyway, if you like this product, you can vote for it in the Walmart on the shelf contest (which will make the product available at Walmart stores).


  1. That is awesome! I may have to do my civic duty and vote:-)

  2. Interesting. Mike McGrath questions the use of wood mulch in the first place, due to some detrimental qualities (it sucks up soil nitrogen, actually reduces water penetration into the soil, invites voles, carries fungi, including artillery fungus which can stain permanently homes). He suggests that it was a useless byproduct of the lumber industry, until they convinced us we need it. Use other available materials instead, include pine straw, grass clippings, compost...or use grass paths or ground covers.


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