Reply to post: Re: Not much of a chemist then?

Plastic fiver: 28 years' work, saves acres of cotton... may have killed less than ONE cow*

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Re: Not much of a chemist then?

So it's in there accidentally by the sound of it. As such probably not going to involve masses of retesting to take it out.

Well, no, because it's in there for a reason. The raw material is turned into pellets which facilitates transport and processing, the slight presence of tallow is there to make all of that easier. That means that removal is out of the question, and attempts to replacing it bring you straight back to the original challenge: finding something better that has less overall impact.

Now for the fun part: I too wonder how long it takes for those loony eco-warriers to work out in what other products these raw materials are used, and which thus contain a light dusting of cow. That could make for an interesting Christmas, methinks..

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