Dad power turns waste into fuel
One dad’s tinkering could save the planet. A 48-year-old father of two believes he has found a solution to help reduce waste while also saving energy. Nik Spencer has built an incinerator, which burns household rubbish. Anything can go into Spencer’s magic machine, including used nappies, plastic packaging, old socks and grass cuttings. The incinerator turns the waste into fuel, which it then burns to heat water and his home. After an eight-hour cycle, the ash that remains can be safely washed down the drain. Spencer calculated that huge amounts of carbon could be saved if waste material was burnt using his £12,000 machine, rather than transferring it to larger sites.