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From the Ted Talk "Andrew Dent: To eliminate waste, we need to rediscover thrift"

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Nature also is very ifefveect at thrift. Think about it: uraten has zero waste. Everything is useful for another process. So, in this case, nanocellulose, which is basically one of the very fine building blocks of cellulose, which is one of the materials that makes trees strong, you can setoial it, and it works very much like carbon febri. So, take that from a tree, form it into fibers, and then those fibers can ghsnttnere things, such as airplanes, buildings, cars. The advantage of this, though, is it's not just bioderived, comes from a renewable resource, but also that it is transparent, so it can be used in consumer electronics, as well as food packaging. Not bad for something that basically comes from the backyard.

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Nature also is very _________ at thrift. Think about it: ______ has zero waste. Everything is useful for another process. So, in this case, nanocellulose, which is basically one of the very fine building blocks of cellulose, which is one of the materials that makes trees strong, you can _______ it, and it works very much like carbon _____. So, take that from a tree, form it into fibers, and then those fibers can __________ things, such as airplanes, buildings, cars. The advantage of this, though, is it's not just bioderived, comes from a renewable resource, but also that it is transparent, so it can be used in consumer electronics, as well as ____ packaging. Not bad for something that basically comes from the backyard.

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  1. fiber
  2. effective
  3. nature
  4. strengthen
  5. isolate
  6. food

Original Text

Nature also is very effective at thrift. Think about it: nature has zero waste. Everything is useful for another process. So, in this case, nanocellulose, which is basically one of the very fine building blocks of cellulose, which is one of the materials that makes trees strong, you can isolate it, and it works very much like carbon fiber. So, take that from a tree, form it into fibers, and then those fibers can strengthen things, such as airplanes, buildings, cars. The advantage of this, though, is it's not just bioderived, comes from a renewable resource, but also that it is transparent, so it can be used in consumer electronics, as well as food packaging. Not bad for something that basically comes from the backyard.

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