۱۶-year-old girl creates bioplastic from banana peels
Elif Bilgin is a 16-year-old ‘scientist’ whose curiosity and desire to change the world led her to develop an interest in environmental issues in her hometown: Istanbul, Turkey. Being in contact with a lot of pollution, Elif knew she had to to something about it and started looking for an alternative way to make plastic, without using oil, which is extremely harmful to the environment. After about two years of research and many failed attempts, she finally reached the goal of creating a bio-plastic from banana peels.
[Image Source: Elif Bilgin]
“My aim was to develop a method for using banana peels in the production of bio-plastic as a replacement for the traditional petroleum based plastic.