Recycling cash for fuel

Updated On Feb 08, 2012 11:25 PM IST
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Banknotes await a quality check at the logistics centre of the National Bank of Hungary in Budapest. Reuters/Laszlo Balogh View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Feb 08, 2012 11:25 PM IST

Banknotes await a quality check at the logistics centre of the National Bank of Hungary in Budapest. Reuters/Laszlo Balogh

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Four tonnes of shredded and compressed banknotes are loaded onto a truck at the logistics centre of the National Bank of Hungary in Budapest. Reuters/Lazlo Balogh View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Feb 08, 2012 11:25 PM IST

Four tonnes of shredded and compressed banknotes are loaded onto a truck at the logistics centre of the National Bank of Hungary in Budapest. Reuters/Lazlo Balogh

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Banknotes undergo a quality check at the logistics centre of the National Bank of Hungary in Budapest. Reuters/Laszlo Balogh View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Feb 08, 2012 11:25 PM IST

Banknotes undergo a quality check at the logistics centre of the National Bank of Hungary in Budapest. Reuters/Laszlo Balogh

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Once they are taken out of circulation, the bank notes are recycled for fuel and distributed to charities - some $1 billion worth of forint bricks each. Reuters/Laszlo Balogh View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Feb 08, 2012 11:25 PM IST

Once they are taken out of circulation, the bank notes are recycled for fuel and distributed to charities - some $1 billion worth of forint bricks each. Reuters/Laszlo Balogh

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Tons of shredded and compressed banknotes are unloaded from a truck at the Foundation to Help Autism in Miskolc, eastern Hungary. Reuters/Laszlo Balogh View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Feb 08, 2012 11:25 PM IST

Tons of shredded and compressed banknotes are unloaded from a truck at the Foundation to Help Autism in Miskolc, eastern Hungary. Reuters/Laszlo Balogh

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Banknotes, shredded and compressed into heating fuel, are distributed at the Foundation to Help Autism in Miskolc, eastern Hungary. Reuters/Laszlo Balogh View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Feb 08, 2012 11:25 PM IST

Banknotes, shredded and compressed into heating fuel, are distributed at the Foundation to Help Autism in Miskolc, eastern Hungary. Reuters/Laszlo Balogh

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Hungary is the only country to recycle its worn cash for fuel, and a few charities each year get 20-30 tonnes of paper bricks each, whose quality is on par with brown coal and covers up to a third of their annual heating fuel supplies. Reuters/Laszlo Balogh View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Feb 08, 2012 11:25 PM IST

Hungary is the only country to recycle its worn cash for fuel, and a few charities each year get 20-30 tonnes of paper bricks each, whose quality is on par with brown coal and covers up to a third of their annual heating fuel supplies. Reuters/Laszlo Balogh

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Banknotes are burned as heating fuel at the Foundation to Help Autism in Miskolc, eastern Hungary. View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Feb 08, 2012 11:25 PM IST

Banknotes are burned as heating fuel at the Foundation to Help Autism in Miskolc, eastern Hungary.

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