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Burning shiny paper from magazines??

My comment is a question please. I get a lot of magazines with shiny pages. I am told not to burn them because they give off taxic gases because of the ink. I make biomass briquettes from shredded paper, grass clippings, and wood chips. Can I shred these shiny magazine pages to make briquettes for burning? Does the ink give off poison gases? jakesunrider@yahoo.com. thanks

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Submitted by jakesunrider 1 year ago

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    1 year ago
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Comments (2)

  1. Besides ink residue which may contain numerous compounds, there is also large clay and coating content in shiny paper, resulting in heavier ash residue after burning. Biodegradation would be preferable, in my opinion.

    1 year ago
  2. Foster's response seems to be on target. But how long would it take to attempt biodegradation of shiny paper?

    1 year ago