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Teen Scientist Makes Plastic from Banana Peel

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Not a bad achievement for a 16 year old, who if Im reading it right, must have been 14 when she started the project

Teen Scientist Makes Plastic Out of Banana Peels

The Google Science Fair has recently awarded Elif Bilgin, a 16-year old from Istanbul, Turkey, $50,000 as part of the Science in Action Award, Google’s annual science trophy given to people who make a practical difference by addressing environmental, health, or resource challenges that we face as a modern society.

This young scientists spent two years developing her bioplastic from discarded banana peels. She was inspired by Thomas Edison’s quote, “I have not failed. I have just found 10,000 ways that didn’t work.” It took many trials and only in her last two attempts was she able to make a product that would not decay, even though it came from a fully benign, organic substance that most of us throw away.

http://www.wakingtimes.com/2013/07/06/teen-scientist-makes-plastic-out-of-banana-peels/

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Wow! Brilliant young woman!!

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