Talking Points

Take part in UCL’s Big Compost Experiment! Launched back in November, the team at UCL asked members of the public to fill in an online questionnaire about their composting and recycling habits. With special reference to plastic packaging labelled as ‘compostable’, they want you to see whether your compost bin at home can break down these products. Despite starting in the coldest season, where compost production really slows down, they’ve had some success. To take part, go to
Listen also to BBC Sounds Inside Science (Radio 4) on 27 February 2020