1/7/2016        Categories: Business      Total Comments 2


Even those who try to go paper-free still have lots of paper around the house.This is especially true if you are a student.  Recycling is a great way to dispose of it, but why not turn it into something that you can use and enjoy.

The ability to make long burning fire logs or fire bricks could be a life saver during and after a major crisis. The time to learn how to make, use, and store them is now, before any other major crisis starts. Right now, devices used to make fire bricks and logs are as close as your favorite hardware store; but in a time after a major crisis there will be no place to buy them.

Fortunately, you can use simple materials from around the house, the yard, or even a junk pile to make a fire log or fire brick maker.

Target Location :

Places having fuel crisis

Target Audience :

General People at country side where fire can be used for cooking and heating purpose

Scope :

Benefit :

Paper bricks, an alternative to traditional firewood, are cost-efficient and environmentally friendly. As a low impact resource, paper bricks are very cheap to make and are accessible to anyone with a reliable source of paper. Paper bricks also encourage the user to recycle products such as newspapers, wood chips and other paper products. There are several advantages to using paper bricks.

  • Cost

Unlike traditional, expensive firewood, paper bricks are extremely cheap to make as they use basic resources such as newspapers. For individuals who receive daily newspapers, paper bricks have virtually no material costs at all. Moreover, ample old newspapers can be collected from trash bins and recycling plants. Paper brick makers can be bought from several local hardware stores.


  • Availability

The main advantage of using paper bricks is the wide availability of resources. The average household trashes hundreds of kilograms of paper waste every year. Paper bricks can be constructed from newspapers, cardboard, paper packaging and magazines. With these raw materials already in hand, paper bricks can be used as free fuel for wood stoves and fireplaces. Paper bricks can also be substituted with smaller portions of other raw materials such as sawdust and agricultural residue.

  • Eco-Friendly

    Because paper bricks are constructed from waste material, they are environmentally friendly. Instead of disposing paper trash, an individual can use them to create fuel for burning. Furthermore, using paper bricks instead of traditional firewood reduces the pressure placed on forests and woodcutting. Paper bricks lessen the demand for precious natural resources; deforestation is a major concern in preserving Earth's valuable species and organisms.

  • Construction

    Another advantage of using the paper brick is its easy and time-efficient construction process. To make a paper brick, simply soak the paper materials in water and compress it into the paper brick maker mould. Press the brick, using the handles from the brick maker, to squeeze out all the water. Dry out the paper brick to obtain the hardened brick product. The entire process is simple to follow and quick to complete.

Early Feedbacks from People:

  • Best during the crisis like blockade in Nepal.
  • can be used in place of firewood in a stove.
  • can be burned alone or it can be mixed with many combustible fuels like wood chips, grass or coal dust
  • Paper is a very good binder and should be used in combination with any other waste fuel that is available.

Business Plan

Estimated Human Resources :

1 person can run the business in small scale. But in large scale it requires more manpower as per demand and sale.

Purpose :

-alternative source of energy when there is lack of fire woods and other fossil fuels.

Problem :

- Shortage of fire woods

- Shortage of gases and petroleum products for buring

 Shortage of electricity

Solution :

- cost effective

- recycling of waste paper

- saving of heating bills

- inexpensive and electricity-free way of disposing of that pesky printed privacy-pilfering paper that plagues us all.

Timeline :

The bricks can be moulded at a rate of about 1 every 45 seconds. The soaking of the paper takes about 1 hour minimum with lots of agitation, 4 days being optimal. The maximum depends on the volume of the container (i.e. a drum) and whether or not bleach is being used. When properly soaked (retted), less paper is required to give a strong product. Soaking for more than 10 days leads to bacterial problems. Less agitation is needed the longer it is retted.

Market Research :

Not used much in Nepal but is common in abroad.


Intended Customer :

All people at the country side where the use of fire wood for daily use has been prohibited and the supply of fuels like kerosene and LPG gas is difficult to get.

Technology Required :


  •      Paper
  •      Water

Other Supplies

  •      Paper Shredder (crosscut preferred)
  •      Plastic Project buckets (at least 2)
  •      blender
  •      plastic tub
  •      water scoop
  •      strainer
  •      pot
  •      pan (whatever shape you want your bricks to be)
  •      piece of plywood to dry bricks

Minimum Investment Required :

NPR. 10000.0000

Maximum Investment Required :

NPR. 100000.0000

Estimated Profit Per Year :

NPR. 5000 to 50000 depending upon the production and business scale

2 Comments on “Waste Paper Bricks”

  • m!rAge
    m!rAge   (1/9/2016)

    wow !!! what an idea

  • Resha
    Resha   (1/17/2016)

    old idea but best for todays condition if brought to action

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