By Biju Mathew - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=60825297

Approximately every fifth tree felled worldwide ends up as paper in our homes. It might be a book, a newspaper, a magazine, a writing pad, some wrapping paper, a kitchen towel, or a roll of toilet paper. Since about 15 billion trees are felled each year for paper production, an alternative to wood as a raw material for paper could save entire forests. Students from Leibniz University Hanover (LUH) have found an alternative in waste from pineapple factories.

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Author profile picture Petra Wiesmayer is a journalist and author who has conducted countless interviews with high-profile individuals and researched and written general entertainment, motorsports, and science articles for international publications. She is fascinated by technology that could shape the future of mankind and enjoys reading and writing about it.As an avid science fiction fan she is fascinated by technology that could shape the future of mankind and enjoys reading and writing about it.