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Re: Rutgers Project Hopes to Turn Andean Peasants Into MasterPapermakers



Where was the description of the Rutgers project?
I'd love to learn more.

Phoebe

suhag shirodkar wrote:

> A few years ago, somebody wanted to do a similar
> project in India, in an area where there was a lot of
> sisal. Then they figured it made more sense to use the
> strength of sisal to make rope and cloth. My feeling
> is that if a fiber can be used for fabric, it's better
> than beating it down to make paper. This is not in the
> context of individual papermakers making paper, but
> for non-profits or social organizations setting up
> projects in poorer countries.
>
> Using a strong fiber like sisal (or flax or linen) to
> make paper consumes a tremendous amount of energy -
> fuel + beaters - right? From an ecological standpoint,
> wouldn't it make more sense to use the strength of the
> fiber in a more "useful" way than paper?
>
> Would love the list's input on this issue,
>
> Suhag
>
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