16 Year-Old Invents Bio-Plastic From Banana Peels

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Young people today are constantly creating new ways in which we can bring change to the planet. For example, 19-year-old Boyan Slat has revealed his plans to the world regarding his ?Ocean Cleanup Array? that has the potential to remove 7,250,000 tons of plastic waste from the world’s oceans. The revolutionary device consists of an anchored network of floating booms and processing platforms that could be dispatched to garbage patches within the oceans of the Earth. You can read more about that here.

This time we are bringing attention to 16 year old Elif Bilgin, from Istanbul, Turkey. Elif discovered a way to make bio plastic from banana peels, something she had been working on for two years before she was finally successful.

Her Own Research

By doing her own independent research, she learned that starch and cellulose are already used in the bio-plastic industry, and that they are extremely important…

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