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    I line my kitchen caddy (well actually it's one of those flexible trugs) with shredded paper so that it's easier to empty as it holds the moisture and rotted down bits (not so many trips to the compost heap - especially in this weather).

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    Quote Originally Posted by rustylady View Post
    You can also put it in the bottom of bean trenches without composting it first. Helps retain moisture and rots down fine
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    Fish Bubblewrap ????????? !!!!!!!!

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    I think it's an anagram Jennie.... he was being polite!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by JennieAtkinson View Post
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    hi,
    Personally I'm not sure about putting printed shredded paper in my compost, as surely there must be printing chemicals in it? I've not heard anyone else mention worries about that though.. maybe its just me?

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    most newspapers now use water or soy-based inks and are suitable for use as mulch or in compost bins.Although they may contain small amounts of toxic compounds, the trace levels are "not of significant toxicological concern". Caution should be used with glossy magazines, which sometimes use heavy metal based inks to produce vivid colors.
    I did a degree in Textiles and the brightly coloured dyes we used to colour fabrics were carcinogenic. Nice.

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    I put a layer of shredded paper in the bottom of my potato trenches last year and event thought it was a dry year I had the best pots I ever had.
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