HOW TO PUT BROKEN EGGSHELLS TO USE

The Economist

Recycling

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How to put broken eggshells to use.

Like any other businessman, Pankaj Pancholi abhors waste. In his case it was the mountain of broken eggshells he was paying some £45,000 ($64,000) a year to have carted away to be buried as landfill. Mr Pancholi is the founder of Just Egg, of Leicester, Britain, a firm that hard- boils up to 1.5m eggs a week for sale in supermarkets and for use in such foodstuffs as sandwiches, mayonnaise and Scotch eggs (a British culinary classic consisting of an egg wrapped in sausage meat). Surely, thought Mr Pancholi, the shells could be used for something, thus earning revenue rather than draining it? So, he teamed up with Andy Abbott of the University of Leicester, to hatch a plan to recycle them.

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