How to Make Charcoal from Paper
By Karren Doll Tolliver, eHow Contributor
Homemade paper charcoal briquettes can be used in backyard grills.
Commercial charcoal for grilling food is expensive and can be harmful to the environment. However, industrious do-it-yourselves can make their own "charcoal" from newspaper. This reduces the amount of newspaper refuse as well as the amount of commercial charcoal consumed. In addition, no lighter fluid is needed with the homemade charcoal paper. Therefore, petroleum-based products are also conserved. Making your own charcoal takes only water and a washtub. The time spent forming the charcoal paper briquettes is negligible, although they need to dry ...view middle of the document...
You do not want the fumes from burning this type of paper or ink to come into contact with your food.
• Most newspaper ink is soy based and non-toxic
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CHARCOAL MAKING FROM WASTE PAPERS
Like most developing countries, Rwandan population is growing rapidly while facing the problem of getting the source of energy. More than 90% of Rwandans are dependent on charcoal from wood for cooking. Only 1-2% use Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) or kerosene due to high cost of living.
However, making charcoal means cutting trees. Therefore, there is a compelling need to find alternative fuel sources and new methods that can minimize the need for wood to make charcoal.
Paper is one of the major contributors of solid waste by either weight or volume. Yet it is highly recyclable and can be manufactured into some other materials that cannot destroy our forests and bring about environmental degradation, but instead, this will help minimize solid waste, reduce forest denudation due to alternative charcoal making. Aside from its environmental benefits, it will also help families with their budget since paper charcoal can easily be made and the materials to be used are widely available. Aside from being economical, production of paper charcoal is very easy. Any person of any age can do it. Most importantly, it could minimize our solid waste making a cleaner and greener mother land. Thus through Isaro ECO, we will train the community how this transformation is made. Since it is easy and cheap.
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Recycling Paper As Alternative to Charcoal
It is astonishing how people can be resourceful for their daily needs. I went to a relative of mine for an occasion. The maid there was grilling pork chops. As I came closer, I was puzzled to see that, the heat source was not charcoal at all. It was a ball of paper. I got one from the container beside the grill, and it was almost as hard as soft wood. The maid actually recycled the used newspapers that were just lying around at the back of the house, to become an alternative for charcoal. It makes sense because paper comes from wood and charcoal is derived from wood.
1. Soak several used papers in water for some time.
2. Compact several soaked papers using your hands or other means to reasonable sizes.
3. Let them dry out in the sun.
You can now use them as an alternative for charcoal. It may function differently than charcoal but it will work.
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