January 1, 1970


A niffty little green idea.


I thought Albert was going a bit batty when I saw these (used) teabags drying by the fire.  Then I a troubling thought that he was going to dry the teabags and then reuse them – as teabags!

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A selection of quality tea bags.
A selection of quality tea bags.

I know we are a pretty green family, but even I would not be a part of this resource saving idea.

Of course, it all became apparent when I saw his next move. Dipping the (now) dried teabags into a jar of  metho and putting them into the fire.

He was making fire starters!  Fantastic, ingenious man!

Commercial fire starters are smell nasty things and a quick look at the packaging tells us that they are made of all sorts of chemicals.

The teabag method works a treat.




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WPA acknowledges that when it comes to environmental initiatives, its people are its strength. It has recently partnered with us to plant 15 trees for each hard-working staff member identified as a Sustainability Warrior.


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Furnx is taking proactive steps each day and planning into the future, to ensure their company is part of a circular economy. Reducing waste and consumption of resources, and increasing recycling and reuse of materials is top of mind in every business decision they make, contributing to a more sustainable world. And now they are planting trees!