You can use it as biofuel! – As the New Year dawns and we finally finish opening our presents and see all the wrapping paper scattered around, a lot of us wish we could find a way to recycle all of it. Many cities recycle paper and plastic, but can we recycle fruit cake?

In, Keith Barry quotes researcher Spencer Quong as saying, “There’s probably a million fruitcakes that have been passed around for 20 years [and] there is, in the fruitcake, sugar and grain. All of that can be converted to ethanol.”

If Santa’s reindeer left any poop on the lawn, that makes a good fuel too. According to Quong, “It’s very similar to cow manure. You take the methane that comes off that, and then you can power vehicles from that.”

Here at, we give our subscribers the kinds of gifts that don’t need to be thrown away or recycled.

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