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OGCC Day 8 – Newspaper Fireplace ‘Log’ Maker

OGCC Day 8 – Newspaper Fireplace ‘Log’ Maker

Newspaper Brick Maker (Image courtesy Taylor Gifts)
By Andrew Liszewski

OGCC Day 8 (Image property of OhGizmo!)There’s nothing like the feeling of cozying up to a warm fire on a cold Winter (or Autumn) night. But believe it or not you can actually improve that feeling with the satisfaction of knowing the fire is also being used to recycle old newspapers. All you have to do is fill this ‘brick maker’ with dampened sheets of newsprint, press out as much water as you can and then let them dry. What you’re left with is a tightly-formed paper briquette that’s easy to light and will burn a lot longer than just crumpled up paper.

Let’s face it, the Winter’s not the best time of the year if you’re worried about your carbon footprint. Besides heating bills, you probably also have quite a collection of festive lighting all over the house, not to mention the non-stop parade of Christmas specials on TV you have to watch. So being able to re-use those old newspapers as a source of heat (and atmosphere) is a win-win situation.

The Brick Maker is available from Taylor Gifts for $29.98.

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