12 Oct '11, 6pm

A benefit to biodegradable gum? It's easy to get off your shoe, of course!

A benefit to biodegradable gum? It's easy to get off your shoe, of course!

Welsh polymer company Revolymer thinks it has found a solution to the problem of chewing gum litter, inventing a new gum that can be easily removed from various surfaces and degrades more quickly than traditional gum. While conventional gum repels water, the new REV7 gum can absorb a limited amount of water, making it easy to peel the gum from clothing, carpets and upholstery, as well as sidewalks and buildings – which is helpful for litter clean-up organizations. When water and mild agitation is applied to REV7, the gum disintegrates into a fine powder over a 3-9 month period – as compared to the 50 years it takes conventional gum to degrade naturally, according to Revolymer. Worried that REV7 will taste or feel different than standard gums? The company says that the gum’s water-absorbent capabilities do not change the chew or taste properties. REV7 is available for purch...

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