Can you compost colored newsprint or glossy magazines?
I've got a new paper shredder as a part of my project to reduce my waste stream to ... almost nothing? So shredding and composting junk mail and light cardboard seems like a good idea.
Anyway, years ago the wisdom was that colored inks were made from soy, and glossy paper was made from clay, so composting colored newsprint or glossy magazine was OK.
Does anyone know if this is still true? I've been worried that colored inks might have heavy metals in them, or the glossy pages might have, well, who knows what in them.
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