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Anonymous asked in EnvironmentGreen Living · 1 decade ago

What is the greenest way to get rid of a facial tissue: down the toilet or in the trash?

4 Answers

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
    Favorite 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,

    kitty litter

    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

  • 1 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.

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