TO PAPER COMPOSTING
Paper can be recycled, but keen zero-wasters might also have a home compost, which cuts out the energy costs involved in recycling and generates a useful product for the garden.
Exactly how to compost paper depends on the type (and sometimes the amount) of paper products you’re looking at composting.
WHAT KIND OF PAPER CAN BE COMPOSTED?
You can compost egg cartons that are made from cardboard, even if there is a little egg on them from an accidental crack.
Paper plates can be composted, even if they have a bit of food residue on them. Rip up the plates to make sure that the airflow to your compost pile is maintained.
Paper napkins are compostable, as long as they haven’t been used to clean something too oily. Composting is a great option for paper napkins because they cannot be recycled.
Any kind of toilet paper can be composted, but pests and unwanted bacteria can be a problem. You should also avoid composting toilet paper that has been used with any chemicals.
Kitchen roll itself is compostable, but it depends on what it was used for. We’d recommend trying out a paperless kitchen and using reusable, compostable cloths instead.
Composting is a great way to reduce your waste and sustainably dispose of many paper products that cannot be recycled, or that take a lot of energy to be recycled.
A COMPLETE GUIDE TO PAPER COMPOSTING
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