The many benefits of using recycled wood as fuel

With the impact of climate change affecting our day to day lives more drastically than ever before, there’s never been a more important time to reduce the amount of fossil fuels that we use as materials for heat. Using biomass fuel from recycled wood has many benefits ranging from waste reduction in landfill sites across the UK to a positive impact on the environment. Below we’ve listed some of the key benefits of using recycled wood as fuel, to highlight why it’s time to make a change.

 

 Reduce waste in landfill

The cost of processing and destroying the 7.5 million tonnes of waste dumped into landfill sites each year costs local councils, the government and ultimately taxpayers a hefty sum. With under 20% of the waste actually being recycled, the impact of these sites is also highly detrimental in adding to land, air and water pollution caused by wood that has been left to rot. By using recycled wood as fuel, we will be reducing the amount of wood left in landfill sites, rolling back both the cost of processes and the damaging effect on the environment.

Energy efficient

Wood grows naturally, so as a source of fuel we can get from the earth, it removes the need for large energy plants including nuclear plants which produce toxic byproducts and leave a lasting impact on the earth for an immeasurable amount of time. Recycled wood has already been processed from felled trees and would be left to rot if not recycled efficiently, so it’s more effective to use wood for a second purpose so as not to waste the material.

Protect our wildlife

Many woodland birds and animals rely on trees to survive, to build their homes and to source food. By using recycled wood for fuel, you will be reducing the number of trees that need to be felled, meaning you’ll help protect the lives of wildlife throughout our natural countryside.

For more information about the benefits of using biomass fuel, contact Caton Recycling today on 01827 880 839.