Wired is here to come to the rescue with advice from Spencer Quong from Quong & Associates, an expert in alternative fuels. Quong takes a lighthearted look at those bags of garbage and says nearly all of it can be recycled into fuel. That list includes age-old fruit cakes that can be turned into ethanol, evergreen trees and yule logs that can be converted to fuels via gasification and even reindeer droppings that are a dandy source of biomethane. A sustainable Christmas at last?
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