Friday, February 10, 2017

Compost Experiment: Can You Compost Paper Muffin Liners?

Guest Post from compost-lover Cher Mohring
 

I love a yummy lemon poppy seed muffin!



But what about the paper liner?
 
 
Can you compost it?  Let’s see . . .
 
 
First, I put the liner in a plastic mesh bag and buried it in the office worm bin.

 
Five days later...
 
When I check on it 5 days later I found some hungry worms in the bag. And the liner was noticeably smaller. So I reburied it.
 
Then, five more days later...
 
Not as many worms, but a little bit of liner left, so I decided to bury it for a third time.
 
By day 14: no worms, and no liner!
 
The answer to my question . . .YES you can compost paper muffin liners!
 
 

1 comment:

  1. I have been, but have to admit it always crossed my mind that maybe I shouldn't be! Thanks for the experiment!!

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