Gin trash may become environmental treasure

Yancy Jr., Cecil H.
September 2004
Southeast Farm Press;9/15/2004, Vol. 31 Issue 22, p34
Trade Publication
The article reports on the development of an eco-friendly product made from gin trash. Cotton Inc., the U.S. Department of Agriculture and Ellis Brothers Inc. have joined hands for the development and marketing of the product. By turning cotton gin waste into landscaping mulch, the developers are hoping to capitalize on the need to reduce soil erosion at road and house construction sites. Road and house builders often use blankets made of recycled paper, wood or coconut husks to hold the water and soil in place. However, a strong rain often washes these products away. In contrast, the cotton waste product mattes itself to the soil and reduces erosion.


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