Is The AJC Biodegradable/Safe To Use In Gardening?

Q: I purchase the AJC every Sunday and am interested in using it in more ways than one. Does the AJC print using soy-based inks? Is the newspaper biodegradable and safe to use in gardening?

A: Yes, the newspaper is printed with soy-based ink. The Sunday issue is great for garden use because there are so many pages. The Thursday issue, which contains my weekly garden column, is also excellent because it holds precious nuggets of garden wisdom! Another use for old newspapers is at animal shelters, which have a constant need for cage liners.

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