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German company develops sustainable tissue paper from wheat straw

German company develops sustainable tissue paper from wheat straw

October 12, 2021 |

In Germany, hygiene and health company Essity presented a breakthrough in sustainable tissue production and is beginning production based on pulp from wheat straw. The plant in Mannheim, Germany, is the first of its kind in Europe, and the first on a large-scale tissue production in the world. This new type of tissue paper is […]

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Scottish startup launches “S’WEAT” plant-based water bottle

Scottish startup launches “S’WEAT” plant-based water bottle

May 24, 2021 |

In Scotland, a startup has developed a reusable bottle from wheat straw it hopes will help reduce single-use plastics waste.  Cleverly named S’WHEAT, the bottle is the brainchild of friends Amee Ritchie and Jake Elliott-Hook, two recent university graduates.  The bottled are made from the waste stalks from harvesting wheat, which can be used as […]

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Pakistan government seeks to ban wheat straw as fuel

Pakistan government seeks to ban wheat straw as fuel

December 29, 2019 |

In Pakistan, the Express Tribune reports that the Competition Commission of Pakistan (CCP) has recommended that provincial governments should ban the burning of wheat straw in fields and as a fuel. Wheat straw is used in pulp and paper production but is being used for alternative fuel recently which is leading to shortages of wheat […]

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Pakistan’s competition commission calls for alternatives to wheat straw for power due to scarcity

Pakistan’s competition commission calls for alternatives to wheat straw for power due to scarcity

December 25, 2019 |

In Pakistan, the Tribune newspaper reports that the national competition commission has ordered an end to the use of wheat straw as feedstock for power generation because the demand for use in biofuel has led to a shortage that is in turn negatively impacting the pulp and paper industry that relies on wheat straw as […]

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