"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%…"
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
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