Bananas meet bioplastics

IMG_1544.JPGWhy, yes, I am still working on a Wearable Waste skirt made out of banana peels for Earth Day. The process of decay changes my plans (dried banana peels are not the kind of thing one would sew). But my younger daughter (who is now involved) and I discovered a solution. We learned how to make bioplastic, in which I tossed banana dust made by blending dried banana peels (like how I make hot pepper powder) prior to cooking, and, voila! Banana leather! (I’ll show you that soon.) Our small test worked. Now, on to a bigger test . . .


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