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The Netherlands Build Bike Paths With Recycled Toilet Paper

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Many products that we use can be given a second life instead of being thrown into the garbage. Some examples include Trash Tiki recycling discarded coffee grounds and lime husks into their drinks, while Nike picks up leftover cowhide to produce “flyleather.” This can even be achieved from excess waste in toilet paper, which could be converted into bike lanes and plastic bottles.

The Netherlands is working on a two-year project at the Geestmerambacht treatment plant to find cellulose and pull them out of the sewage. Cellulose is a reinforcement fiber that’s found in higher quality toilet paper in the region. It may also be able to protect asphalt and make roads last a bit longer. Traditionally, this cellulose is burned at the end of the treatment process.