16 year-old Invents Bio-plastic from Banana Peels

By: Amanda Froelich

What comes to mind before you discard your banana peel? Certainly not the consideration of its use to reduce petroleum-based pollution and create bio-plastic, yet this is exactly what Elif Bilgin, 16, from Istanbul, Turkey, sought to achieve and successfully accomplished. Winner of the 2013 Science in Action award, Google’s third $50,000 annual competition, she addressed the need for environmentally friendly alternatives with practical resources and easy-to-attain banana peels.

Read more » True Activist
http://www.trueactivist.com/16-year-old-invents-sustainable-bio-plastic-from-banana-peels/

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