Sunday, May 06, 2007

Always Be Composting

Why the title? Well, since falling in love with Twitter, I have a few new destinations to visit, web-wise and one of these, one of my Twitter followers, has posted about his favourite funny videos on YouTube. I watched one this morning, a guy and his children re-enacting the 'always be closing' scene from the David Mamet play, Glengarry Glen Ross. This has to be seen to be believed - especially the part where the guy's kid wops him on the nose before handing him the phone.

Anyway, that's only partly the reason. Things are never that simple in real life are they? We are trying to out-green ourselves here at Rod K mansions and although we have composted garden and kitchen waste for several years, we recently saw something on TV where this green guru recommended returning 'anything which had recently been alive' to the ground from whence it came. I wonder if this includes the Labour Party, judging by their recent electoral performances? I digress.

So, in a bid to reduce our frequent trips to the local council re-cycling centre, we have decided to add shredded cardboard to our stale veg mix. The big question is though: 'Is it OK to compost the printed variety', rather than your bog, no pun intended, standard loo rolls etc. I tried the latest technology of posting the question on Twitter but gained not one reply. Perhaps I didn't make it clear it was addressed to the entire community rather than my friends. Well it still stands. Anyone out there have any views on the subject? I'd love to know. We don't want toxic dyes from the print leaching out into the soil or the water supply do we, but how real is the risk?

Answers on a re-cycled post card, or leave a comment.

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