Shredded paper as mulch?
I'd like opinions or suggestions regarding the contemplated use of shredded old papers (business 8/5 x 11 with either inkjet or laserjet ink) as mulch or a soild amendment in the garden.
Is this advisable or inadvisable, and why? Will the inks cause any problems (papers are between 5 and 15 years old)? Also, how will/would adding this type of mulch or soil amendment affect the nutrient availability & content of the existing soil, particularly as relates to N-P-P and the trace minerals?