- 24 students of the Methodist Girls Senior High School have discovered a creative way to make paper from banana stalk
- The goal is to create an alternative to plastics in a bid to deal with the menace of excessive waste in the country
- The students have revealed the elaborate method they use to create the plastics from the banana stalk
YEN.com.gh has learnt that 24 students of the Methodist Girls High School have found a creative way to create paper from banana stalks.
This, per information available, is intended to be an alternative to plastics and is under the umbrella of Akoma Inc.
Two members, Maame Yaa Ohene-Eku, who is a science student, and Naa Shormeh Nortey, a home economics student, have revealed the intent behind the project.
According to them, the idea began as part of discussions amongst members of the school’s entrepreneurship club.
Citinewsroom.com reports that the club concluded that plastic waste could be eliminated with the help of paper packaging.
Their research proved that the plantain stem had a fibre that could be used to manufacture paper.
The students therefore take the stems, dry them, cut them into pieces, boil them and then the mill the boiled stalks for the pulp then they dry it to get their paper.
The paper, known as uncoated craft paper, is brown in colour and could be used for packaging and boxes.
In other news, two women have exchanged husbands as they wish to find happiness in life.
The women, 28-year-old Lilian Weta and 29-year-old Millicent Auma, have given birth to three and two children respectively.
Auma, until the exchange, lived with Christopher Bwire in Siroba village in the Matayos constituency.
She however left him and settled with Kevin Barasa, who was married to Weta for over 10 years at Namwitsula in the Butula constituency
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