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What Are Organics?

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What do you know about organics and composting?

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  • Aaron P. 3 years ago
    Pizza boxes should still be a correct answer, since they nearly always get grease on them. Plus, what Melissa M. said about PFOS. I didn't know they had that on them. She seems unsure if they break down in the environment ... the answer is almost unequivocally NO. Many similar substances that have an "F" in them are also horrible. One of the 1st uses of these types of chemicals was/is Teflon, and most people on Earth now have at least some, if not a lot of it in their blood.
    • Aaron P. 3 years ago
      2.) Now I wonder how to get rid of any Teflon pans I see around the house. Throwing them away would still get the chemicals leeched into our water. (?????)
  • Eileen B. 3 years ago
    "Eating everything so there are no scraps" may seem unrealistic, but that shouldn't make it a wrong answer.
  • Melissa M. 3 years ago
    I don't compost pizza boxes. They contain PFOS that it really hasn't been determined yet if they breakdown in the process or the environmental/health effects.
  • E J. 3 years ago
    Our town collects grass clippings and leaves for composting, and branches for mulching. Garbage haulers take most rcyclables, and there's also a regional HHW collection facility.
    But we're on our own for food scrap composting. Any articles here to help one get started?
  • Sue C. 3 years ago
    I have found that composting egg shells, coffee grounds, fruit peels, and more is naturally compostable. Additionally with curbside recycling, taking bottles and cans to recycling machines, using reusable bags at the supermarket and keeping as much plastic out of the garbage as possible I have cut back on the garbage I put out each week substantially. It actually feels good to get that far thanks to all the advice on this website that gave me the knowledge to do so.
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