13 Oct '11, 12pm

Finally!! - New Gum Is Degradable and Easily Removed From Desks:

Finally!! - New Gum Is Degradable and Easily Removed From Desks:

Written by Alex Davies , a Treehugger blogger Throwing out gum isn’t much better for the environment than swallowing it is for your stomach. That’s because conventional gum doesn’t biodegrade . At all. And Americans chew around 100 million pounds of the stuff every year. But now there’s a new kind of gum on the market, so you can freshen your breath without sullying the planet- Rev7 , the degradable gum that dissolves into a fine powder in a matter of months. This isn’t the first time we’ve seen eco-friendly gum ; a co-operative in the Mexican rainforest brought an organic, biodegradable version to Britain in 2009. A big part of the problem is that many chewers don’t bother to dispose of their gum properly, throwing it on sidewalks or the undersides of furniture instead. Cleaning gum off of sidewalks is a major headache because it’s so sticky, and became such a problem in ...

Full article: http://www.care2.com/causes/new-gum-is-degradable-and-eas...

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