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In the midst of a worldwide toilet crisis, a team of chemists have created a green, disposable toilet paper that could help you survive the next three weeks without using it.
They also found a way to get rid of that annoying green goo.
“The way we make the paper is actually a way of using the carbon dioxide from burning fossil fuels, which is basically what is used to make the toilet paper,” said Dr Peter Mennell from the University of Cambridge’s Department of Chemistry, who led the study.
The team is currently working on making a paper that can survive for at least a year.
The paper is made from carbon dioxide molecules in a way that is very similar to what is found in your body.
It has a chemical structure similar to that of a human cell and contains about 40% of the carbon that you have in your lungs, the other 40% is from the carbon in your urine.
The rest is made up of carbon dioxide and water.
Carbon dioxide is very dense and therefore has a lot of energy.
When it reaches the end of your urine, it is broken down by the microbes in your gut to release carbon dioxide.
This process releases carbon dioxide gas and carbon monoxide, which traps heat.
It is this process that is needed to make paper that is strong and flexible enough to be recycled.
“It is essentially the same as making toilet paper, except we’re using carbon dioxide instead of water,” Dr Mennel said.
“So it’s a way we can make it that lasts longer than just three weeks, rather than just a couple of days.”
Dr Mannell said that using the same technique, which he said was relatively simple to do, could help tackle the problem of pollution and global warming.
“This paper is a bit more complex to make because it is using a different chemical process to the one that we are using in our toilet paper but it is still relatively easy to do,” he said.
A paper made from a simple process can last up to a year Dr Mollenholl said it was important to understand how the carbon atoms are bonded together in the paper to be able to build the structures necessary to make a durable, strong, flexible, and waterproof paper.
He said that the carbon atom bonds to the carbon group of a carbon molecule, which means that when a molecule is broken, the bonds that hold the carbon to the molecule break, allowing the carbon molecule to be released.
Dr Mollen said that this process also produced a paper with a “wet, glossy finish”.
“This is actually an ideal material for building waterproof materials because it’s incredibly flexible and water-resistant, and it’s also very durable,” he added.
This means that the team have been able to make an extremely resilient paper that they can use for a long time without needing to replace the toilet sheets every three weeks.
The study is published in the journal Nature Communications.