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Potentially safer, greener alternative to BPA could come from papermaking waste

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A waste product from making paper could yield a safer, greener replacement for the potentially harmful chemical BPA, now banned from baby bottles but still used in many plastics. Scientists made the BPA alternative from lignin, which gives wood its strength, and they say it could be ready for the market within five years.

Related Topics:
8. Wood based bio-fuels are one form of energy that is renewable

Associated Grade Levels:
7-89-1011-12Public

Related Sub-Topics

8.7 Co-products in biofuel production use lignin in many ways.