Lobster shell golf balls


    I’ve always thought it nuts that many cruise ships have golf ball driving ranges where you hit into the open seas. Isn’t that, um, littering? Seems that University of Maine Researchers agreed, so they’ve developed a biodegradable golf ball from lobster shells. From UMaine News:

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    Though biodegradable golf balls already exist, this is the first to be made with crushed lobster shells with a biodegradable binder and coating, creating value from waste material.

    “We’re using a byproduct of the lobster canning industry which is currently miserably underutilized —


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