Burning Cash For Fuel in Hungary

Annually,Hungary recycles about $1 billion worth of old forints (currency of Hungary), and converts the worn out currency into bricks. After which, the bricks are distributed to different charitable organizations . The bricks are used as a heating fuel. This unique government program covers up to a third of the expenses in heating. (REUTERS/Laszlo Balogh)

Banknotes that are not acceptable anymore are being collected and sent to the of the National Bank of Hungary in Budapest for the converting process.

According to Reuters,Hungary is the only country to recycle its worn out cash for heating fuel supplies each year.The bricks are sent to charities, covering some of their heating fuel costs.

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