Paper Towel Waste

To continue to help the environment, we are recycling all our paper hand towels on site: not in the conventional way, but in a way that helps the local community in rural areas by converting into paper bricks that can be used as fire logs.

We have provided the local Men Shed charity the equipment to make the bricks, 70 litre bins to soak the paper in for 48 hours. This breaks down the fibres in the paper and allows it to be compressed and hold its shape as it dries.

Manual brick formers squeeze the water out and create the brick shape at the same time – this is followed by a drying period of about a week, and after that they are made available to the local community, with preference given to the elderly.

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