Some people are using a similar method at home to fill their fireplace. Using a type of press, people can take wet shredded waste paper and press it into blocks. These blocks, after drying, make an adequate substitute for firewood. In this way people have a chance to recycle their paper and create an economical fireplace log. There is work involved, but it is earth friendly.
There are many types of presses available to people for pressing the paper fibers into blocks, some larger presses, some smaller. There are also many different recipes for a customized block. Today recycling is so important to people and like pressing waste wood into usable wood, pressing old paper into usable firewood is a good idea.