So you’re thinking of starting a compost pile to reduce your waste. Great! But can you compost cotton? Absolutely!
Since cotton is completely biodegradable, it makes a perfect addition to your compost pile. But first, here are some benefits of composting from the EPA:
- Enriches soil by helping retain moisture and suppress plant diseases and pests
- Reduces the need for chemical fertilizers
- Encourages the products of beneficial bacteria and fungi that break down organic matter to create humus
- Reduces methane emissions from landfills and lowers your carbon footprints
As we mentioned earlier, cotton can absolutely be composted. However, make sure to look for the cotton seal