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Greens Call For Trabants For The Masses

Time is ripe to build car bodies with fruit fibres - Scotsman.com News
Cars made from pineapples and bananas could soon be among the fruits of the green revolution, it has been revealed.

Isn't it funny how the green revolution keeps leading us back to the glorious days of the socialist revolution...

Duroplast is a resin plastic reinforced with fibers (either cotton or wool) making it a fiber-reinforced plastic.
Duroplast was used by Central European automobile manufacturer VEB Sachsenring Automobilwerke Zwickau to produce the body of the mass-produced Trabant motor car.
Duroplast cannot be further recycled, and burning it produces toxic fumes, so disposing of the bodies of old Trabants is a problem. However, its components are edible, and there are stories of pigs, sheep or other farm animals consuming Duroplast.

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I've actually watched a horse take a few bites out of a Trabbie....

Duroplast cannot be further recycled, and burning it produces toxic fumes," but it may be used to finish those landfills we are not supposed to use for recyclables.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8UuOOSt2sRw&feature=related

Also flippantly called 'racing cardboard', so don't get into one unless you are OK with being mashed to bits in even minor prangs.

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