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The Green Life: Green Your Feet: Compost Your Clippings

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November 29, 2011

Green Your Feet: Compost Your Clippings

Toenail clippingTo go green, you've got to start from the bottom and work your way up. This week's tips, then, are about how to take steps to minimize your literal footprint.

Tip # 2: Clip responsibly.

The next time you trim your toenails, look beyond the waste basket or the sink. Clippings may be scraggly and gross, but they’re rich in calcium, which makes them nutritious for plants. That means you can toss 'em in the compost pile or use them for mulch in your garden. Just be sure to trash fake or treated nails, as these can harm the environment.

Tell us: What weird stuff do you put in your compost?

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