Our Instant Barbecues
Bush encroachment from invader bush infringes prime agricultural land and is a major issue within the African agricultural industry – shrub-encroached areas often suffer from reduced ground-water recharge which in turn effects plant and animal diverbfsity.
The utilisation of the ‘problem’ species for the manufacture of charcoal has been accepted as an environmentally friendly process which improves rangelands and allows farmers to reclaim grazing land resulting in the coppiced wood being turned into charcoal.
The Invader bushes are harvested by the farmers.
The coppiced timber is loaded into a kiln and carbonised over a 3 day period. The farmers are skilled in loading the kiln at the highest efficiency. Once the burn is complete and the kiln cooled, the FSC charcoal is collected and sent to the factory where it is graded, bagged accordingly and shipped over to the UK.
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Place the barbecue at least 2 metres from dry grass. DO NOT use directly on ANY surface, it needs a suitable air gap underneath using bricks or a stand, make sure it’s placed onto a firm, non flammable, heat resistant surface. The barbecue has a special starter paper. Hold a flame under one corner of the paper until lit then wait for the flaming from the barbecue to fully stop. It can take 20 minutes for flames to die down but ONLY start to cook once stopped. Extinguish fully with water once you have finished cooking. #coolitquick
Once used, extinguish the barbecue completely with water / seawater and allow to fully cool. Don’t bury the barbecue in the sand; sand acts as an insulator not an extinguisher, reaching high temperatures when in contact with the barbecue. A hazardous temperature for unsuspecting feet! Once fully cooled, dispose of the barbecue responsibly.
Pour more water over the sand where the barbecue has been sitting to ensure this area has returned to a safe temperature.
The outer shrinkwrap is recyclable through soft plastic recycle bins located at retail stores across the UK. The label and cardboard tray are recyclable through your local waste paper/card collection scheme. The aluminium tray is fully recyclable as is the steel cooking grill, ideally through your local waste recycling centre. Remaining ash in the tray after use can be used in the garden once fully cooled – added to the compost bin or sprinkled around your plants. Remember, not all plants like pot-ash so be cautious with its use.