Start Saving Banana Peels, Like Right Now (and Say Goodbye to Plastic) [Video]

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If this young girl doesn’t inspire you to have hope in our future, then you’re not paying attention. Turkish student Elif Bilgin made plastic out of banana peels. A 16-year-old turned fruit into plastic. How amazing is that?

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Jill Ettinger

Jill Ettinger is a Los Angeles-based journalist and editor focused on the global food system and how it intersects with our cultural traditions, diet preferences, health, and politics. She is the senior editor for sister websites OrganicAuthority.com and EcoSalon.com, and works as a research associate and editor with the Cornucopia Institute, the organic industry watchdog group. Jill has been featured in The Huffington Post, MTV, Reality Sandwich, and Eat Drink Better. Twitter @jillettinger | www.jillettinger.com.