Make a compost pail liner from newspaper!

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I often stuff newspapers willy-nilly into my compost pail as a sort of makeshift compost pail liner to absorb the moisture from fruit and veggie scraps. There’s already so much waste to be composed in the kitchen — it seems silly to purchase a product like compostable liners just to go and compost them. There’s undoubtedly more carbon waste generated in producing them, and besides, they’re expensive.

So I was just absolutely delighted when I saw this Earth Day tip in Sunday’s San Francisco Chronicle Home section! I was soon stacking up a dozen compost pail liners as I finished each section of the paper.

All set for the next couple of weeks!

How To Make Your Compost Pail Liner

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