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Anna Bullus Recycles Chewing Gum Into Rubber That Could Replace Plastic

08/23/2010 04:03 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Designer Anna Bullus read the statistics of the gum problem in London -- that the government spends £150 million annually to clean up gum, over 30,000 pieces of which end up stuck to Oxford street alone each day -- and she decided there must be a better way to deal with the problem. So, she headed to the laboratory and came up with a way to transform chewed gum into a useful rubber that can be made into anything from toys to boots.

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