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Banana by-products used to make plastic

Wheelie bins and plastic dolls may be made from discarded banana plants in future, as a study at Queens University Belfast tests to see if its natural fibres can be used to make plastic.The Polymer Processing Research Centre at the university is taking part in a €1 million study known as the Badana project. It will develop new procedures to incorporate by-products from banana plantations into the production of rotationally ...