allen lumley wrote:
Glossy Mags are very hard to breakdown,
That's definitely the case in NZ and I assume generally-
allen lumley wrote: Almost all of the Glossy part is Kaolin
In my experience, compost worms love glossy paper.
allen lumley wrote:Glossy Mags are very hard to breakdown, shredding would help
Michael Vormwald wrote:I have also read that the inks used for glossy paper are less than desirable so the glossy paper is best recycled rather than composted.
Jennifer Jennings wrote: Conversely, if anyone can suggest a good lab for soil analysis of the chemicals used in glossy paper production, that would also be helpful. If I don't find enough info, I might take on this project myself just so I can finally have the research information.
Jennifer Jennings wrote:
I understand all too well the kind of lab costs we might be looking at; we do a foot detox treatment in my spa that the clients swear works for them but I've not been able to put the water through testing for the exact same reason - it's almost $800 per sample ($1600 for control and after sample) to sort out what (if anything) exactly has been removed from the client.
Ben Goldacre's book "Bad Science" looks specifically at foot detox treatments as one of his examples of bad science. The water goes brown and gunky looking after treatment so it must be taking toxins from the client right? Except that the water goes brown and gunky during "treatment" even if they don't put their feet in. Well worth a read.