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    Morning Folks

    Apologies if this has been done to death already but a couple of questions please.

    So most newspapers now come with some percentage of coloured pages, are these safe to compost?

    From what I read the jury still seems to be out re coloured cardboard, should I avoid all coloured cardboard? If people think yes I assume this also includes cardboard used to line beds?

    I appreciate views are subjective
    Cheers

    Danny

  • #2
    I shred and compost the lot...

    Not many cardboard boxes without some form of printing on them. Anything obviously plastic coated is sent to recycling.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Logunner View Post
      I shred and compost the lot...

      Not many cardboard boxes without some form of printing on them. Anything obviously plastic coated is sent to recycling.
      Ok thanks Logunner
      Cheers

      Danny

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      • #4
        I use anything that's not shiny.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by veggiechicken View Post
          I use anything that's not shiny.
          Thanks Veggie
          Cheers

          Danny

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          • #6
            Most inks are vegetable based now days, but like the others....shiny has been varnisned, so only fit for landfill unfortunately

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            • #7
              Originally posted by veggiechicken View Post
              I use anything that's not shiny.
              I have the same rule.
              Our England is a garden, and such gardens are not made
              By singing-'Oh how beautiful!" and sitting in the shade,
              While better men than we go out and start their working lives
              At grubbing weeds from gravel paths with broken dinner-knives. ~ Rudyard Kipling

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              • #8
                In the "old days" all paper was shiny.


                "Now wash your hands"
                Last edited by veggiechicken; 31-08-2019, 12:04 PM.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by veggiechicken View Post
                  In the "old days" all paper was shiny.


                  "Now wash your hands"
                  Izal.......

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                  • #10
                    I use ripped up newspapers in the bottom of my kitchen caddie it soaks up the tea and coffee dregs.

                    Just noticed you're now a Cropper broadway off to post in the Significant mile posts thread.
                    Last edited by Bren In Pots; 31-08-2019, 06:32 PM. Reason: spotted broadway's post count

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Bren In Pots View Post
                      I use ripped up newspapers
                      My Gran did too.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Bren In Pots View Post
                        I use ripped up newspapers in the bottom of my kitchen caddie it soaks up the tea and coffee dregs.

                        Just noticed you're now a Cropper broadway off to post in the Significant mile posts thread.
                        Thanks Bren one of the nicer things i've been called
                        Cheers

                        Danny

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                        • #13
                          Other things to leave out is the ‘tough’ kitchen paper products and ‘workshop’ hand towel roll. They take a very long time to disappear due to the cellulose.
                          Last edited by Logunner; 01-09-2019, 08:20 AM.

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