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spade

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« on: February 27, 2004, 01:01:17 »
I,ve just been reading on the beeb boards about paper and cardboard on your compost heap which i,ve also been doing.Is it ok to put cardboard with a shiny surface on as well or not? Angie
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Mrs Ava

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Re: cardboard
« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2004, 01:14:50 »
I don't think shiney paper should go on the heap because of the chemicals.  Someone will give you the exact reasons I'm sure.  ;D
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« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2004, 01:30:24 »
The shiny paper simply won`t break down with the rest. My wife once wrapped up some vegetable waste in the cover of a weekend supplement and put it in the compost bin.  When I dug it out 6 months later I could still read it.

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Re: cardboard
« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2004, 11:08:17 »
shiney paper is waterproof so it won't break down because it won't get wet. Put it in the recycling and put your newspaper and non-glossy paper in the compost.
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Re: cardboard
« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2004, 11:29:47 »
Right better go through my compost bins and remove the nasty shiny stuff.Well ,LoL I will when the snows gone .Thanx guys. Angie
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