Can You Compost Chewing Gum?

Chewing Gum Compost

No, you should not add chewing gum to the compost pile. These days, the base of chewing gums use a non-biodegradable material called synthetic polymer. Some chewing gums may use natural rubbery latex but they take too long to break down. They aren’t suitable for people who maintain small compost heaps at home.

Reference: https://www.wlu.edu/sustainability/composting-and-recycling/composting/what-to-compost

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