Tips for home composting our plant-based Hand & Face Wipes
Trips to the park, playing, mealtimes – all can get very messy. Dove Hand and Face Wipes are perfect for quick clean-ups – but don’t just toss them in the trash! Now you can compost this baby essential at home. Keep reading to find out how…
How much do you know about composting? This inexpensive, natural process turns your food scraps and garden cuttings into nutrient-rich food for your garden. Compost can be used to improve soil around your home and reduce your impact on the environment. Made using plastic-free fibers, our plant-based wipes break down when composted at home. Now you can care for your little one’s skin, all the while using a plant-based alternative. As a finishing touch, Baby Hand and Face Wipes now come in recyclable packaging that you can recycle in-store where facilities exist. Not headed to the store today? Keep your used wipe’s packaging with other items you recycle at home as an easy grab-on-your-way out to the store.
New to composting? Here’s our top tips to get you started:
Where you compost is up to you, set up near a water source either in your garden, on a terrace or you can use a home composting drum. First, find a dry, shady, and flat area for your at-home compost pile. Then, mix three parts brown material (our wipes, cardboard, cotton, or wood chips) with one-part green material (leaves, food waste or coffee grounds) in alternate layers. Be sure to balance your brown and green materials (3 to 1) for active composting. Remember, everything in moderation, don’t let any one material, even our wipes, dominate your pile; a variety of materials works best. And remember, never compost wipes contaminated with human waste or chemicals.
Add water when needed so your compost stays moist but not too wet. Turn your compost every so often to stir things up and make sure it’s properly aerated. The pile will get warm over time and sometimes start steaming – don’t worry, that means it’s working.
When your compost is ready to use it will look dark and soil-like and all the materials you added (including our wipes) will have decomposed. You can use your home-made compost around the garden to grow flowers, fruits, and vegetables (bonus points if you get the little ones involved, too).
A variety of different composting methods are available, and each one can be modified to suit your designated compost site: whether you’re starting big or just testing the waters. So, call your local waste management office or click open your favorite search engine, and connect with a reputable source as you have fun finding the right way to personalize your home compost pile.
Now you know our tips, get our Hand & Face Wipes and start composting at home.
For additional Reading:
- “Composting At Home.” US EPA, 1 Apr. 2021, www.epa.gov/recycle/composting-home.
- Institute for Local Self-Reliance. “Home Composting Basics.” ILSR Institute for Local Self-Reliance, 2021, ilsr.org/home-composting-basics.
- Johns, Jason. Composting Made Easy - A Complete Guide To Composting At Home: Turn Your Kitchen & Garden Waste into Black Gold Your Plants Will Love (Inspiring Gardening Ideas) (Volume 3). 2nd ed., CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2018.
- Sherman, Rhonda. “Over 100 Items Can Be Composted at Home.” NC State Extension, NC State University, 30 June 2017, go.ncsu.edu/readext?456502.