*NEWS*CARBON NEUTRAL BANANA-BASED PAPER

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*NEWS*CARBON NEUTRAL BANANA-BASED PAPER

 user 2007-12-03 at 1:42:00 pm Views: 87
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    Carbon Neutral Banana-based Paper
    Papyrus Australia Ltd. has developed a unique papermaking method converting banana tree trunks into paper using minimal energy when compared with traditional pulp-based processes. The company’s patented Papyrus process uses no chemicals and water is a by-product of the manufacturing.The company is undertaking a life cycle analysis including an evaluation of the impact of removing the waste trunks from banana farms. “The existing paper industry has a large environmental and carbon footprint. The Papyrus process offers the industry a timely and practical solution to reducing this footprint without a massive investment in new technology,” says Papyrus chairman Dr David Wyatt. http://www.papyrusaustralia.com.au ;