Things You Didn't Know You Could Compost

Things You Didn't Know You Could Compost | Alabama Sawyer

August 27, 2020

If you’re at all interested in gardening and composting, then check out our Noaway Counter Top Compost Bin, and read on to learn about composting materials you might not have known about: 

  • Tea bags + Tea Leaves
  • Coffee Grounds + Coffee Filters
  • Egg Shells
  • Banana Peels 
  • Veggie Scraps 
  • Stale Cereal 
  • Damp Paper Towels 
  • Burnt Toast
  • Wine Corks
  • Old Tofu
  • Seaweed
  • Lint
  • Hair
  • Nail Clippings
  • You 

No, you didn’t misread that last one. I know confronting your mortality isn’t exactly fun, but if environmentalism is important to you then consider a green burial. According to Wikipedia a green or natural burial is, “interment of the body of a dead person in the soil in a manner that does not inhibit decomposition but allows the body to recycle naturally. It is an alternative to other contemporary Western burial methods and funerary customs.”

There are several reasons one might consider a green burial over a traditional Western one, one is lowered cost, and another is environmental friendliness due to the absence of embalming fluids. That said, only you can decide what to do with your body after you’re gone.


Images taken from the Internet Archive, and this website on green burials.

Featured image Man playing chess with grim reaper taken from the Library of Congress.