Week of the Circular Economy #3: Building bridges from flushed toilet paper

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Imagine biking over a bridge made out of paper we flush down the toilet in the City of Amsterdam? Every year, up to 175.000.000kg of cellulose-rich toilet paper can be sieved by wastewater treatment plants in the Netherlands. What if valuable resources like the aforementioned could be re-used by the construction sector?

Currently, BAM Infra Nederland, NPSP, Technische Universiteit Delft, ChainCraft B.V. and our Research Fellow Peter Mooij investigate how a "bulletproof" bio-based 100% circular material - from combining cellulose and bacterial glue extracted from wastewater - can be best applied by the construction sector. Click here to read the full article: https://www.ams-institute.org/news/can-we-build-bridges-paper-we-flush-down-toilet/


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