I've seen discussions here and elsewhere, about composting news paper, cardboard, etc. But I'm wondering what considerations to consider when composting some specific non-food items. Some of the recommendations in The Rodale Book of Composting seem a bit questionable to me. For instance, it recommends composting newspaper, but this answer suggests the inks may be harmful.
Some items I'm specifically wondering about:
I can imagine that the lotion-treated ones may not be good. For untreated ones, are spent facial tissues safe to compost, or will they carry contagions (from blowing one's nose), or other manufacturing chemicals that would be harmful?
This is a recommendation from The Rodale Book of Composting. But is it a good idea, considering the various types of hair product many people use? If all I use is shampoo, will my hair be safe to compost? Will it depend on which shampoo I use?
Coffee filters, tea bags, paper towels, etc
With the exception of some paper towels, none of these items typically are printed (and I usually buy plain white paper towels anyway). Are these items safe to compost?
Although cork is obviously wood, it's soft enough I imagine it would decompose quickly. Are corks (from wine bottles) treated in any way that would make them unsafe to compost? Should I avoid the ones that have logos printed on them?
100% cotton cloth
Will socks or other clothing made from 100% cotton decompose reasonably well? Are there other reasons not to compost them? Perhaps fabric dyes?