Sunday, 4 January 2009

Rainforest to save lovers of chewing gum?

A bonus of the new gum for Britain's local authorities is that it will be biodegradable and start to break down almost immediately after use, potentially saving councils millions in pavement cleaning bills. The chicozapote tree is about to tapped for its resin. It doesn’t do as much damage as deforestation for farming or building and may provide jobs for some people. You can read more here and see a slide show with commentary here.

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