Transform your unwanted mail into a fuel source that can heat your home!
This is a problem. First, nearly 100 million trees are cut down each year to produce junk mail. That’s an awful lot of waste, as the average adult receives 41 pounds of junk mail annually. And of all the filler received? 44% is tossed into the trash, where it heads to a landfill – unopened.
We, as informed humans, can do better than this.
While unsustainable businesses are unlikely to curb their wasteful marketing anytime soon, there is an ingenious way to repurpose mail and heat your home at the same time. This is what the informant shares in the video above.
All you need follows:
- A couple of 5-gallon buckets
- A drill with an old saw blade
- Unwanted junk mail
Transforming your unwanted mail into a slow-burning source of fuel is also a great way to ensure no one gets ahold of your important information.
Important: The dyes and chemicals used in junk mail are very toxic when burned. Do not overcook this fuel source. In addition, the pollutants can cause chimney problems. Be sure to perform biannual chimney checks and cleaning if you follow the advice shared.
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