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Earthfare brand paper towels in compost

bibbus 7b
10 years ago

After pulling out hundreds (maybe a slight exaggeration)of uncomposted Bounty paper towels from my compost I wanted to see if anyone can provide experience with Earthfare brand of paper towels and paper plates and bowls? I emailed the company but didn't get a satisfactory answer. The packaging only claims its products don't have bad chemicals but doesn't say if they will break down when composted. The paper plates and bowls seem to have a smooth sheen on them which I hope isn't plastic.

Does anyone know of a source of information about organic composting. I've seen such differing guidance on cardboard - some say its fine, other say it has bad chemicals in the glue.

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