With all the bad, scary garbage going on in the world, I love reading my emails from places like: SMITHSONIAN.COM. It is a free signup for their newsletter and it is so full of “other stuff” that keeps me grounded.
One recent issue offered an article about something I have never heard of before – nanowood? The story not only explains exactly what it is, but how it can be used to replace things like Styrofoam (something I have protested since the 1970’s). It comes from trees. You can read the full article here:
The first think I thought was what an outstanding contribution to saving our environment. There is no Styrofoam in our home nor do we support it. I have recycled plastics into tons of great farm ideas, and gladly purchase recycled plastic containers, but no to Styrofoam. This new source/substitute sounds awesome.
The second think I thought was it came from the University of Maryland – yes, Maryland here in the United States – WOW! There are still scientists here in the US that are trying to think of ways to help not harm our planet – congrats people
Right now, it’s still in the early learning stages, but one day it could prove to be an outstanding insulator as well.
It is wonderful to know that there are those out there that still care. Makes all my hand weeding feel worth-while
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