Waste Nothing

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Use this as "brown" (carbon-rich) material in your composter. Shredding or tearing it will speed up the composting process.

Do not compost if it has been used to soak up any chemicals or grease. Be wary of composting anything with mucus, as your compost must be at a high temperature to destroy pathogens; do not compost if the tissues have been used for any serious illness.

This applies to Used facial tissues, Used paper towels, and Used paper napkins.

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Added January 4, 2012.

Last updated February 22, 2012.

Applies to Everywhere.