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Have Fruit Flies in Your Compost? This Is What to Do

As I write this, my wife and I are currently dealing with a minor fruit fly problem in our kitchen. We only have a few of them and know what to do to get rid of them, but it’s still a nuisance. Unfortunately, your kitchen isn’t the only place that you may encounter fruit flies. …

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Are Dryer Sheets Compostable? (And What About the Lint?)

In a previous post, I discussed whether or not dryer sheets are even necessary, and while they do have some drawbacks, there are plenty of benefits as well. If you happen to use them at home, like many of us do, you need to dispose of them somehow after they’ve been used. While most people …

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Are Coffee Filters Compostable? (Plus 7 Alternative Uses for Them)

Between my wife and I, we go through a lot of coffee at our house. With that being said, we go through plenty of coffee filters as well. For as long as we’ve been drinking coffee, we’ve been tossing our filters directly into our trash bin, but is that really the right thing to do? …

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Are Tissues Compostable? (And When Is a Trash Bin the Better Option?)

If you’re like me, you go through a lot of tissues, no matter the time of year. I’ve had seasonal allergies since I was a little kid, and while I’ve found that nasal sprays help quite a bit, I prefer not to use them all year round. While I already knew that used tissues aren’t …

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Can You Compost Paper Towels? (And What Can Make Them Non-Compostable)

While it would be better for the environment if we all used fewer one-use items, there’s no denying the convenience of paper towels. Whether they’re for a large gathering where lots of people will need them, or you simply use them day-to-day for household messes, paper towels have become a go to item in most …

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Are Paper Plates Compostable? (How to Tell and How to Do It Right)

If you’re like my family, you go through your fair share of paper plates. As much as we’d like to help the environment by using only reusable dishware, sometimes it’s in our best interest to use something that requires very little cleanup. There’s also times where it just makes more sense to use paper, such …

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Can You Compost Pasta? (Plus Simple Tips to Do It Successfully)

Personally, I never have leftover pasta. However, if you made more than you and your family can handle (or it didn’t turn out as well as anticipated), you’re probably wondering what your options are for your leftovers. The first option, which unfortunately is the one taken by most people, is to simply throw your leftover …

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