Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Polythene Out, Banana Leaves In

Dr. Sujatha Weerasinghe (Agricultural Research Institute) has invented a method by which banana leaves and other natural leaves can be processed to be used as food wrappers.

The use/manufacture/sale of polythene (less than 20 microns) will be banned from January 1, 2007 and the Ministry intends to use banana leaves as substitutes.

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