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Environmental Benefits of a Log Maker


   Apr 06

Environmental Benefits of a Log Maker

Some people think that by burning paper logs made in a Log Maker in an open fire or wood burning stove it is not very kind to the environment. After all, they say, burning paper creates smoke. However, while this is true, the amount of emissions put out by burning paper logs is much, much lower than the emissions put out by using conventional gas or electric heating. In fact, Log Makers have plenty of environmental benefits, not just in saving you using gas and electric.

Log made from kitchen waste

Recycling

One of the best ways to reduce energy and help the environment is to recycle. However, recycling isn’t without its disadvantages. The energy used to convert waste paper into new paper and the costs of transporting it around can be quite high. However, around 30% of the average householder’s waste in their kitchen bin can be recycled as burnable waste in a Logmaker. This includes: Shredded junk mail, shredded paper, newspaper, wrappings from food and household products, cardboard, tissues, ripped up toilet rolls, olive stones, nuts, tea-bags (dried), used coffee beans and coal dust. Garden waste can be recycled in the same way: chopped twigs and branches, sawdust and dried leaves and foliage.

Log Maker

Environmental facts

On average each person in the UK produces just over ½ a ton of waste every year – that’s enough waste to fill dustbins stretching from the earth to the moon and back again!

And every year we produce 3% more waste than in the previous year.

78% of UK household waste goes to landfill and 9% is currently incinerated. Denmark, The Netherlands, Sweden and Germany dispose of a quarter or less of their municipal waste in the same way.

Only 12% of UK household waste is currently recycled, compared with 19% in Denmark, 22% in Switzerland and 40% in Japan.

Paper and card are the main materials in our household rubbish bins. They make up almost 1/3rd of UK household waste. It takes 17 trees to make one tonne of paper. The amount of paper buried in landfill sites each year would fill 103,448 double-decker buses, which if lined up, would stretch from London to Milan.

 

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