Christmas tree needles reused for paint and food sweeteners

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Springwise always admires those innovations that seek to help our planet become more environmentally friendly. Reusing waste products is a key part of this, with huge amounts of materials going to landfill unnecessarily. We have already spotted various such processes, such as 'rewritable' paper or using old food waste to help save the Great Barrier Reef. Now a PhD student from the University of Sheffield’s Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering has found a means to reuse our festive waste. 7 million Christmas trees end up in landfill in the UK every year on average. Not only does this take up…

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