12 Apr '12, 3am

Israeli Company Wants to Make Paper From Your Poo

Israeli Company Wants to Make Paper From Your Poo

Each year, billions of trees are chopped down and turned to pulp to meet the world's demand for paper products . And while the paper recycling industry has helped reduce that number over the decades, there remains a previously overlooked source of pulp that's literally being flushed down the toilet every day. Yes, I'm talking about poo. Most people probably don't care to dwell too long about what happens to the materials that pass through their porcelain thrones with each turn of the its chrome handle – but for Israeli entrepreneur Rafael Aharon, that waste could mean big business. "We've actually discovered a new source of paper," says Aharon, founder and CEO of Applied Clean Tech . "A real good source if you collect it from the point we do, the point before the biological processes of the wastewater treatment plant destroy it.” It might make some consumers queasy to imag...

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