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Cranfield University researchers are working to develop a greener way to manufacture textiles

Cranfield University researchers are working with partners at the University of York to develop a greener way to manufacture textiles for clothing using biomass derived from crop waste.

The new process uses low environmental impact solvents to dissolve cellulose produced by bacteria from crop and household waste, such as food scraps and kitchen roll.

This creates a viscous honey-like solution which can then be spun into fibres to make eco-textiles that could be used for sustainable fashion.

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Budget consultation in Central Bedfordshire described as “tick box exercise”

Consultation over Central Bedfordshire Council’s budget has been labelled “no more than a tick box exercise” by the local authority’s Liberal Democrat leader.
Conservative councillors supported a rise in council tax, despite more than half of residents and organisations responding to the 2021/22 financial plans opposing any increase.

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