Contrary to popular belief, trees aren’t just planted to make paper. Wood byproducts are used in a diverse, surprising, range of industries, outside paper production.
If you’ve eaten a burger, taken a shower or painted your nails in the last 24 hours, chances are you’ve come into contact with a common wood byproduct, wood pulp – without even knowing it. Believe it or not, this prolific wonder material can be found in an array of unexpected everyday items.
Wood pulp is naturally derived from trees, cotton and other plant materials. It’s lightweight, strong, a conductor of electricity, isn’t harmful to humans and can be produced at almost no cost. The following list details some of the most unexpected everyday items that contain wood pulp: