Friday, 27 September 2013

Paper Logs; Fire Up the Recycling

As printers, we have a lot of waste paper. Bins stand by our guillotine, full of offcuts and trimmings.
We donate the larger sheets and dinky little squares of card to our local primary schools where they are transformed into everything from flash cards to Christmas decorations.
Trimmings and useless shaped stuff goes to a paper recycling centre.
However, Old Dan, whose motto is "use it up, wear it out, make do or do without", came up with a plan to keep us cosy this coming winter.
Now our Colorplan offcuts are soaking in a big bin of water till they are suitably soggy - kind of stinky actually, so we keep the lid firmly shut.
 We purchased a paper compressor and use it to form paper bricks in the mould.
 We stack them to dry - which was wonderful during the sunny Scottish summer we just enjoyed.
And we are storing them to burn in roaring wintertime fires. Look out for a invitation to share in our papery bonfire at the new year!

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