Get rid of your trowel!

Discussion in 'Hydration, Hygiene & Health' started by Sue, Jul 9, 2020.

  1. Foxster

    Foxster Section Hiker

    Didn't the western countries switch to soy-based inks quite a long time ago making mulching or other such uses of printed paper OK?

    Edit: Just did a quick Google and looks like this is right for newspapers. Might be a different case for coloured and glossy paper.
  2. Bmblbzzz

    Bmblbzzz Ultralighter

    Back in the early '90s I had a flatmate who worked for a book printers. I asked him the very same, though in a different context, and he said most of the inks were vegetable-based. But glossy paper is itself often coated in plastic, so that's a no, but newspaper and similar should be fine.
  3. Rmr

    Rmr Section Hiker

    On no other forum would you find a discussion on the effect of ink on your arse.
  4. Lempo

    Lempo Thru Hiker



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  5. Rmr

    Rmr Section Hiker

    3 assholes together
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  6. Lempo

    Lempo Thru Hiker

    :hilarious::hilarious::hilarious:
  7. cathyjc

    cathyjc Thru Hiker

    Yes, glossy paper and card (beware of B'day and chrissy cards !!) can be a PITA. The cellulose breaks down leaving lots wee bits of plastic in the compost - which need picking out.
    I'm much more careful checking what coated card and paper I use now.
    I'd love to see such plastic coated card/paper 'discontinued' - if it's not in my compost it's in landfill - and often it's only used for cosmetic reasons not because it's necessary. Toothpaste boxes are one of the worst in this category :mad:.
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  8. Rmr

    Rmr Section Hiker

    Some good points there, will have to think a little more about future purchases
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  9. Bmblbzzz

    Bmblbzzz Ultralighter

    Yup, second that (should that be third that?). Paper is paper, keep the plastic off it. Didn't know toothpaste boxes had plastic coating. Hard to avoid toothpaste.
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  10. Bmblbzzz

    Bmblbzzz Ultralighter

    From trowel to toothpaste in three easy pages. It's like digestion, but back to front!

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