Posted: 10/08/2014 at 01:03
Paper and cardboard definitely improves compost and of course adds greatly to the volume, a good thing in itself. Newspaper is now printed with non toxic inks and is terrific shredded and layered on. Up to a third paper, which seems a lot, is considered ok for composting.
Paper and card is a tradeable commodity which varies in value according to type with good quality new white paper best, highly coloured stuff and cardboard less so. Recycling is a really dirty industry requiring lots of water, bleaching, and transporting, so as much composting as we can do is desire able, with landfill possibly a better option for some situations.