At Nene Valley Firewood we aim to be as sustainable as possible and one of favourite products in our range are our eco–firelighters. These twisted wood wool eco – firelighters have been handmade in the UK using virgin softwood and natural vegetable wax. This makes them odourless, clean and safe to use on BBQ’s and pizza ovens as well as log burners, fireplaces and firepits. Eco-friendly firelighters made from wood wool offer several advantages compared to traditional firelighters made from non-renewable materials like petroleum-based wax or chemical-laden products. Here are some of the main advantages:

  1. Renewable and Sustainable: Wood wool is made from shredded wood fibers, which are a renewable resource. Unlike petroleum-based products, which rely on finite fossil fuels, wood wool firelighters are derived from sustainable forestry practices, making them environmentally friendly.
  2. Low Emissions: When used as firelighters, wood wool produces minimal smoke and emissions compared to synthetic alternatives. This is especially important for indoor use or in areas where air quality is a concern. Low emissions contribute to a cleaner and healthier environment.
  3. Biodegradable: Wood wool firelighters are biodegradable, meaning they break down naturally over time without leaving harmful residues in the environment. This makes them a preferable option for those concerned about reducing waste and minimizing their ecological footprint.
  4. Efficient Ignition: Wood wool firelighters are highly effective at igniting fires quickly and efficiently. The porous nature of wood wool allows for better airflow and combustion, resulting in faster ignition times compared to some other types of firelighters.
  5. Chemical-Free: Wood wool firelighters are typically free from harmful chemicals, additives, or synthetic fragrances often found in conventional firelighters. This makes them a safer and healthier option for both users and the environment, particularly for those with sensitivities or allergies.
  6. Versatile: Wood wool firelighters can be used for various applications, including lighting barbecues, fireplaces, wood stoves, campfires, and outdoor fire pits. Their versatility makes them suitable for both indoor and outdoor use, catering to a wide range of needs.
  7. Long Shelf Life: Wood wool firelighters have a long shelf life when stored properly, making them convenient to keep on hand for whenever they’re needed. Their durability and resistance to moisture ensure they remain effective even after extended periods of storage.
  8. Natural Aesthetic: Wood wool firelighters often have a rustic and natural aesthetic, which can enhance the ambiance of outdoor gatherings or indoor fires. Their appearance adds to the overall experience of using firewood, making them not only functional but also visually appealing.

Overall, eco firelighters made from wood wool provide a sustainable, efficient, and environmentally friendly alternative to traditional firelighters, offering numerous benefits for both users and the planet.