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Turning Trash into Useable Energy
|THINGS YOU NEED: Household trash (see text). A shallow baking dish. Aluminum foil.|
As we said earlier, many of the things we throw away every day can be burned to produce heat. They are a source of energy. This simple experiment proves the point. It shows one way of converting trash into fire fuel.
The first step is to put on a pair of gloves and rummage through your trash cans. Look for paper or cardboard items (that arenít too dirty or messy). For example:
You get the idea . . .the list can go on and on. Using scissors, cut these items into pieces that will fit neatly into the baking dish. But donít put them into the dish yet. First soak them in warm water until they are soggy. While the paper pieces are soaking, line the dish with aluminum foil to keep it clean.