December 22, 2012

Greenovations: Enviro-Log Fire Logs

Courtesy of Rob Stanfield, The Green Register Contributor

As I mentioned in my last article, one of my favorite things to do this time of year is to relax by the fire in my living room with a good book or a good movie.

While there is something nostalgic about a real wood-burning fire, it is time intensive, labor intensive, unsustainable, and releases environmentally harmful byproducts.

For the past couple winters, my wife and I have been burning the Enviro-Log Fire Logs on a regular basis in place of real wood or other artificial log options. Unlike other artificial log options, which are made from wax and sawdust, the Enviro-Log Fire Logs are made from 100% recycled waxed old corrugated cardboard (WOCC).

In fact, Enviro-Log is the largest Wax Cardboard Recovery Company in the United States as they work to reduce the more than 600,000 tons of WOCC sent to landfills annually that can take 50 years or more to breakdown.

The Enviro-Log Fire Logs do not melt, drip, or spark since they do not require or use petroleum-based binders. In addition to their capacity for heating and recreational purposes, these logs can even be used for cooking since they use food-grade WOCC in accordance with US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) standards.

The Enviro-Log Fire Logs generate “50% more energy per pound, 30% less emissions, 80% less carbon dioxide, [and] 86% less creosote” than wood or other firelog brands according to the company’s website.

Produced in Fitzgerald, GA, Enviro-Log Fire Logs burn up to three hours, may be used indoors or outdoors, may be used with all-wood burning appliances, may be used in combination with firewood, and may be burned as a single log or as multiple logs.

To learn more about today’s Greenovation, visit Enviro-Log.net.

Image Credit: Photos.com

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