Well its not that simple, to legally be able to call your ink soy based it need to have only 5% soy based ink in it, the rest can be all the bad chemicals you want, and been using since the dawn of time just dilute with 5% soy ink. So it could be almost as bad as it use to be, and sadly thats the cheaper way too. Because of this i recycle all my paper with print on, it becomes new paper and all is good. But im quite picky with these things. If i wouldnt i think i would prefer to compost it first, then add to the garden.imafan26 wrote:Most newpapers now use soy based ink for the black and white pages. so are o.k. for composting as long as you avoid the colored glossy paper which has other chemicals on it. Most of the inks used today are less toxic than before and should be o.k. The amount of ink should be a very small quantity when mixed with the other browns and greens. I have used shredded computer paper in the worm bin and it has not killed the worms so I think it would be o.k. in a compost pile.
Newspaper can be a good source for brown material tho specially if you live in appartments in the big city or smaller housing units with little to no garden.