Gallery: Wrapping Paper and Holiday Cards from The UK Could Send a Bus ...


According to a study by the Imperial College of London (ICL), if all the used wrapping paper and holiday cards in the United Kingdom were gathered and fermented, they could create enough biofuel to run a double decker bus to the moon and back 20 times (11 million miles). The ICL study reports that 1.5 billion cards and 52 square miles of wrapping paper will be thrown away in the UK this year, and the study further details a process that could break down all this waste using microorganisms to create biofuel capable of replacing petrol and diesel. If processed, a staggering one to three million gallons of biofuel could be generated.

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