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Gin and whisky are saving trees from being felled. Apple leftovers or kombucha are also playing their part.

In the USA alone, wood processing produces 100 tonnes of sawdust annually, which could be used as packaging material.

A Massachusetts-based startup is manufacturing furniture, kitchen utensils and automobile parts from the valuable waste product.

Their design pieces come from a 3D printer. The machine spreads out thin layers of sawdust and combines them with a natural binder containing lignin.

Added ink recreates a continuous, individualised wood grain like oak or walnut. Unlike pressboards, the surface of the printed objects can be refined.

Internationally deployed printers will breathe new life into wood waste worldwide.

In Madagascar, they’re thinking even bigger.

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