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[greenyes] Junk Mail Paper Composting


I like the idea of composting paper but I have never actually done it. I
have seen information, particularly related to vermiculi composting, that
advises against composting any painted or glossy paper due to toxins. Since
a good amount of junk mail and magazines are either glossy, ink-laden, or
both, I feel like I am missing an opportunity. I would love to use the
glossy and inked paper for something. Is there any way to treat this paper
to remove the gloss and/or ink toxins? Alternatively, is there anything
else I can do with the ink/glossy papers besides composting and standard
recycling? I would love to shred this stuff and use it in my garden or in
other household applications. Any ideas, information, or resources is much
appreciated!

Thanks,

Brad






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