Chestnuts roasting on a “wax cardboard waste” fire…

Okay… so it doesn’t quite flow as smoooothly as the original song lyrics, but I happen to love when unrecyclable materials get turned into usable products (don’t you?!?) … and Terracycle is at it once again, just in time for chestnuts.

They’re turning unrecyclable wax cardboard waste (from produce boxes) into fire starter logs for a great eco-alternative to typical starter logs (that are often filled with chemical binders and fuels!).  The cardboard is shredded, heated and compressed into shape and voila… starter log!  No unwanted (despised) chemicals added!  Just 100% wax cardboard waste.  They burn clean and easy, and most importantly, they keep tons and tons of waste out of landfills.  Find them at Target, strike a match and grab the egg nog!

And what fireplace would be complete without “stockings hung by the chimney with care”?  Well, Terracycle is even making recycled stockings and tree skirts from drink pouches!  Those crazy Terracyclers!… they keep coming up with more and more cool stuff.  They’re really cute and perfect for brightening up your holiday décor the green way!  Find them exclusively online at Home Depot.  The stockings might even make a great gift for the drink pouch junkie in your life!

But sincerely, what better way to continue your pursuit of “going green” than having Santa place your loot under a tree or in a stocking that is essentially helping to make sure his happy home stays nice and frozen?… just make sure that fire log is out before his arrival!… ouch!  No “roasted Santa”, please!

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3 thoughts on “Chestnuts roasting on a “wax cardboard waste” fire…

  1. I seriously love this company! They are so smart with their repurposing efforts. Oh, I wanted to tell you that to solve the little pest problem you were concerned about with the sweet juicy leftovers from the pouches, we’re storing the collection bags in a big plastic container with a top that snaps shut. So no critters or buggies can get in! After each day of collecting, the teachers put the bags in the container. Hopefully it’ll work!

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  2. OneGreenMommy – I do too! But I had to laugh when I read somewhere that their products were called eco-fugly. And thanks for the recommendation on collecting juice pouches! That could definitely work as long as everyone follows the “snap shut” rule!

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