What to do with used tissues – without creating landfill waste

Several people have asked me how to dispose of used tissues; after all it’s coming up to the time of year when colds and sniffles are prevalent.

Although some waste warriors use washable handkerchiefs, we all know how handy a pack of tissues are to have around the home, in your bag or in the car.

Fortunately, they’re easy to dispose of without creating more landfill waste as you can compost them.

Yes, that’s right!

“But what about the germs?” I hear you cry.

Well, away from you, the cold virus will not survive the composting process, as this tweet from Garden Organic shows:

is it safe to compost tissues

So there you are.

If you’re finding tissues are going into landfill, you don’t need to do that any more. You can start to divert them out of your bin and into your compost heap, where they will rot down and provide you with something good for your garden.

See – there’s a silver lining to every cloud, right?!

What simple tips do you have for reducing landfill waste at home?

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Rachelle Strauss

1 Comment

  1. Melinda Mitchell on September 29, 2016 at 7:24 am

    I had no idea tissues could be composted!!

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