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Gary Brown replied to Steve Withers's discussion Toxicity of Inks in Auckland newspapers? in the group Composting
"Newspaper ink is almost entirely soy-based, and non-toxic also newsprint is not bleached so is quite safe to compost or add to a worm farm. Also, corrugated cartons are made with starch glues, from plant starch like Corn and Potato. They are 100%…"
Aug 31, 2011
Steve Withers added a discussion to the group Composting

Toxicity of Inks in Auckland newspapers?

We've started composting our house and garden waste. I've been reluctant to put newspapers in as I have no idea what chemicals are used in the inks or in the manufacture of the paper.I am not willing to assume "she'll be right". I've read modern inks can be based on vegetable pigments and these are OK. But they also say to contact your local newspaper(s) and ask what inks they use. Has anyone done that? If so, what did they tell you?  If I get an answer from whoever prints the APN and Fairfax…See More
Apr 16, 2011
Steve Withers joined Flo's group


Welcoming discussion on the whole spectrum of composting methods. If it's a way of turning organic material into fertile earth, lets talk about the method, your experiences, the pros and the cons of it!See More
Apr 16, 2011
Steve Withers is now a member of Ooooby
Mar 28, 2011

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Beach Haven North
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Buying Local Food, Selling Local Grown Food, Bartering Local Food, Community Gardens, Learning, Preserving, Helping Others
Tell us about your garden and what you're growing
I've grown some tomatoes, herbs and other things, with minor success, but want to do more.

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