What is the greenest way to get rid of a facial tissue: down the toilet or in the trash?
- Anonymous1 decade agoFavorite Answer
the compost heap is the best
paper is bio degradeble
a general note on compost
bones,tree trunks,cardboard,egg... clothes(if they are organic),poop,leaves,kitchen waste,food scraps,newspaper,
All can be put on the compost heap
as long as you seal it with a covering of leaves .or put a piece of plastic on top ,
keep it moist and in the shade ,it will then get hot enough to kill all parasites
the worms will develop,and take care of everything ,the moisture helps decomposition
the plastic keeps in the moisture and protects the worms from predators .like chickens ,birds armadillos,and even dogs .i have seen going in to eat my worm culture
you could add a bit of lime now and again
to make the process more potent
make the compost in a shallow hole ,so that it retains more humidity,
about 2 square meters is good ,and have it under a tree or put a little roof over i t,which does not have to be water proof ,so a palm thatch is enough,
and make sure the garden sprinkler gets there or spray some water on it ,at least once a week,don`t have it water logged or the worms will drown or leave
- Agent 00ZeroLv 51 decade ago
Of those two alternatives, absolutely in the trash because facial tissue is not designed to dissolve in water like toilet paper, thus you risk clogging your sewer drain line and causing a raw sewage spill somewhere.
If you have a supply of fallen leaves or grass clippings you could make a compost pile, you could deposit them there and let nature do its work without the chemicals and electricity used at a sewage plant.
- 1 decade ago
Composting is the only true way to dispense with such items.
byderule's response is right on the money. Thanks for the instructions!
- 1 decade ago
blow your nose in your hand...then you won't have to worry about the tissue.