#FactFriday: Eggshells and the scramble for climate change solutions

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#FactFriday: Eggshells and the scramble for climate change solutions

Hello readers.

Welcome to #FactFriday on CleanbuildVoices!

Did you know that eggshells could help combat climate change? Many people regard eggs as one of the healthiest foods you can eat, especially children.

We can go on and on about all the nutritional values of eggs; they are rich, healthy, yummy, and so forth. What you may not know about eggs is that their waste (eggshells) is beneficial to the environment.

As far back as 2010, an Indian scientist, Basab Chaudhuri, and colleagues published groundbreaking research on eggshells in the International Journal of Global Warming.

In this edition of #FactFriday, we’ll share some interesting facts that you should know about eggs.

Egg production releases significantly less polluting emissions, including 71% lower greenhouse gas emissions.

The thin tissue that lines the inner wall of an eggshell can absorb almost seven times its own weight of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. The carbon dioxide trapped in it could be stored in this form until energy-effective methods of using the gas could be found that would not contribute to environmental problems caused by carbon emissions.

Mostly viewed as a waste material, eggshells have beneficiation and thermal treatment. This means that they contain properties that could be used as absorbents for the removal of heavy metal from wastewater solution, allowing it to be used sustainably. Talk about recycling!

With the current climate-related, it’s not surprising that people are looking within the planet earth in search of sustainable solutions to help reduce the impacts of climate change. After all, there’s no one-size-fits-all undo decades of environmental degradation.

Watch this space as we’ll be back for another edition of #FactFriday next week.

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