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Sawdust Might be One Answer to the World's Plastic Problem

posted on July 24, 2019

Beverage giants Pepsi, Danone and Nestle plan to sell water in recyclable plastic bottles made from lumber scraps.

A technology startup near Ontario's leafy border with Michigan says it has the answer to the world's plastic pollution problem: sawdust. Origin Materials is getting ready to pay sawmills in the area of $20 a ton for the scraps left over in the process of turning logs into lumber, whic it will use to make recyclable plastic bottles that remove carbon-dioxide from the sky because they're made from sustainably sourced wood waste. Read more.