Paper Cuts: New material could slash CO2, energy of paper production

Read the full story at Smart Planet.

The industrial processes that produce modern economic staples such as steel, cement and paper have an enormous environmental impact, including huge carbon emissions.

We’ve tracked a few innovations in steel and cement here at SmartPlanet (and will continue to do so). Now, here’s a quick bit of news on paper: A research team in Finland says that a substitute material for conventional wood pulp could slash CO2 emissions in the paper making process by 15 percent or more.

Author: Laura B.

I'm the Illinois Sustainable Technology Center's Sustainability Information Curator, which is a fancy way of saying embedded librarian. I'm also Executive Director of the Great Lakes Regional Pollution Prevention Roundtable. When not writing for Environmental News Bits, I'm an avid reader. Visit Laura's Reads to see what I'm currently reading.

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