|Saving the planet one bowel movement at a time|
We've given you much to consider in the days about human feces and how it's managed in San Francisco
. But here's something else you might posit: Would you wipe your mouth on a paper napkin that's been recycled from used toilet paper?
C'mon, aren't you an environmentalist?
Well, now you'll know for sure just how far you are willing to go to save the planet. Applied Clean Tech
, an Israeli environmental company, is taking soiled, poopy toilet paper from the water treatment plants, cleaning it, sterilizing it, and pressing it into a clean piece of paper ready for you to write your next love letter. The company uses matter that is at least 60 percent cellulose to
maintain enough elasticity to convert the matter into a new solid
compound.According to Gizmodo
, the result looks much
like particle board, and could support up to 10 percent of
the world's paper needs while reducing the amount of sludge waste
reaching landfills by 75 percent. More »