How Sweet: Chocolate Bars Can Now Be Wrapped in Paper Made from Cocoa Husk Waste

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How Sweet: Chocolate Bars Can Now Be Wrapped in Paper Made from Cocoa Husk Waste

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Thursday, October 24, 2013 - 4:00pm

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UK paper manufacturer James Cropper has developed another innovative recycling process that incorporates cocoa husk waste from chocolate production into unbleached cellulose fiber to produce a food-grade paper. The company says turning the otherwise wasted skins of many of the 3.5 million metric tons of cocoa beans produced each year into paper could be a significant breakthrough for the food and packaging industries.

The paper is now in production and certified for use in the food supply chain, including as wrapping for chocolate bars.

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