Here’s one of the big questions that is keeping me up nights. Is dryer lint compostable? Because that’s what it’s all about for me lately: compost. I mean, I can’t get organized enough to ensure fruits and veggies don’t rot in my refrigerator, but at least once I’ve discovered rot in progress I can throw them in the compost pile. Not wasted.
And, with the discovery of the amazing gDiaper, our household has gone from contributing our share to the never-going-to-decompose landfill, to creating only eco-friendly, flushable waste that, alternatively, is compostable. The worst it can do is potentially get all over your hands, and then, eventually, clog your pipes. Not bad at all.
Of course, we’ve never actually produced anything resembling compost. So far, it’s a heap of material that attracts everything from fruitflies to ants. Our neighbor’s raccoons probably don’t even find it attractive enough to rummage through, given she’s got them accustomed to a nightly diet of peanut butter sandwiches.
And yet, there’s that lovely feeling that we’re doing our part. That things aren’t really going to waste, but instead going on to a better place. A place where dryer lint, and rotting vegetables and grass cuttings, are appreciated.