*lol I guess I sure didn't write that correctly*lol
I have junk mail you know get AT&T now and save "junk". I shred it all and place it in a plastic garbage bag (don't shred bags, just the junk mail) then add my dog and kitty litter then throw it out. I use to give it to pet shops that sold cats and dogs for their bedding but they no longer exists so I don't have a safe place to dispose them.
Wombat,in Mi nearly all their ink is from soy, I think it was the the chemical change used to achieve the results of ink never really does a complete breakdown.I discovered that years ago when the ink was still sitting there many months later. I had to remove all the soil in that large bed and start all over wasn't fun, if I was a cry baby I would had sad there crying for hours.
I did a long dragged out research to find out. I even went a bit further to verify the findings.I am doing a computer search for that main write up. I know I saved it. I can post it once it is found.Check it out and if you can add some input in this matter
Found, here it is.
"Soybean oil, also known as vegetable oil, is mainly used for human consumption. Soybean oil can also be used a a carrier for printing inks. For the production of soy ink, the soybean oil does not need to be as refined that much. The soybean oil is blended with pigments, resins and waxes to make ink. The volume for soybean oil in the ink varies between manufacturers and is dependent on the application of the ink. Soybean ink is not eatable because it contains the same pigments found in conventional petroleum-based inks. This and certain other chemicals make soy ink inedible and not 100 % biodegradable. "
Found this too
Soy ink contains the same pigments found in conventional, petroleum-based inks. Since heavy metal pigments have been phased out of widespread usage, most ink pigments are petrochemical derivatives.
Soybean oil does not evaporate when the ink dries. Instead, the oil polymerizes as the ink hardens. While this is an advantage for sheet-fed and cold-set presses, it is a slight disadvantage for commerical printers with high-volume, heat-set presses because soy ink takes slightly longer to dry. "
For a copy of the Western Michigan University report, e-mail your request to the National Soy Ink Information Center at email@example.com
This is Michigan's results and assessments. This just confirms my personal findings.It simply didn't break down.Oh I had a beautiful compost pile I had to rid too found compost with chunks of inked paper.I use to gather paper on recycle days, go to the garage and shred for a few hours, bag it and use it until I found those clumps.
My story and I'm sticking to it *lOl