SUSTAINABILITY: Vegan Banana Fiber Materials.

28. October 2020 | Material | via Green Banana Paper

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Vegan Banana Fiber Materials (Credit: Greenbananapaper.com)

Green Banana Paper” manufactures world-class vegan products from agricultural banana waste in Kosrae, Micronesia. Unlike hardwood fruit-bearing trees, banana plants only fruit once in their lifetime. When bananas are ripe, farmers must chop down the entire stem to make room for the younger offshoot to grow from the self-replicating stem. Usually these stems are left to decay in the jungle as a waste byproduct of the fruit harvest. This byproduct is the basic material for Green Banana Paper. By fusing together the fibers on a microscopic level, they create a 'leather-like' paper material that is lightweight, tear-resistant, and biodegradable.

 

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