30 Nov '12, 4pm

An Eco-Friendly Fireplace Log Made from Grass Clippings

An Eco-Friendly Fireplace Log Made from Grass Clippings

The grass-based fireplace log created by chemists at the Agricultural Research Service uses between 20 and 60 percent grass clippings for a cleaner, more eco-friendly alternative to wood logs. Photo: ARS Researchers have found a way to get winter warmth from a summer source – grass clippings. Chemists at Agricultural Research Services have developed a fire log that burns the same as traditional wood logs with a fraction of the impact on the environment. Made from 20 to 60 percent grass clippings, the logs also combine various plant-derived waxes and oils, unlike other fireplace ready logs, which make use of petroleum waxes and oils. Grass clippings often make their way to landfills inside plastic garbage bags during the summer months. ARS says creating these logs is a way to free up space in landfills. It could also potentially help with deforestation and other energy-heav...

Full article: http://earth911.com/news/2012/11/30/an-eco-friendly-firep...

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