As the worlds fossil fuels run out, the cost of heating our homes in winter continues to drastically increase year on year. The average UK household throws out 500kg of waste per person annually, of which approximately half* consists of paper and cardboard packaging. Paper based products are manufactured from wood, and are therefore a great form of free combustible fuel. Burning paper directly is extremely inefficient and creates large amounts of ash, but when compressed into briquettes can efficiently burn for 1-2 hours leaving virtually no ash. In compressed form paper will burn just as good as a store bought briquettes or wood logs.
The paper log maker
It couldn't be easier to conserve forests, reduce landfill and save on heating costs by using the paper log maker.
Instructions for use
Step 1 & 2
Soak paper thoroughly.
Roll sheets of paper into a loose ball and pack as much as possible into container.
Step 3 & 4
Place press on top of wet paper.
Bring handles over to rest on metal bars as illustrated and press firmly to remove as much moisture as possible.
Remove press and sieve from logmaker.
Gently pull sides of sieve apart and shake out the brick.
Allow to dry.
Sources of Fuel
- Junk Mail and envelopes
- Catalogues and magazines, even shiny glossed paper**
- Cereal boxes
- Egg boxes
- Wrapping paper
- Tea bags
- Fruit stones and pips
- Coal dust and wood shavings
- Full Metal Construction - not to be confused with the time consuming plastic plunger types!
- Brand new, fully boxed with instructions
- Dimensions 30 x 12 x 16cm approx 3kg
- The finished bricks are 22 x 8 x 6cm
It's great for the environment, your pocket, and best of all it's fun.
* by volume
** be sure to mix with newspaper so the log stays together