How Banana Waste Is Turned Into Rugs, Fabric, And Hair Extensions | World Wide Waste

How Banana Waste Is Turned Into Rugs, Fabric, And Hair Extensions | World Wide Waste

The African country of Uganda is one of the world’s largest consumers of bananas. But for every ton of the fruit, plantations leave behind two tons of refuse. TexFad transforms them into tough fiber that can be woven into rugs, place mats, and even hair extensions.

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How Banana Waste Is Turned Into Rugs, Fabric, And Hair Extensions | World Wide Waste

Readers Comments (50)

  1. So proud of this man.

  2. Why do the machines cost so much? Maybe someone on the area can produce a cheaper machine. Sounds simple.

  3. shravani karapurkar February 28, 2021 @ 9:38 pm

    Amazing video…. I wish it will start in india under make in india misson

  4. Nothing is wasted from Banana Tree in Tamilnadu

  5. Wow imagine if Africa never got colonized and their civilizations never got destroyed by the western world, we would be far..We coming back strong in Aquarius age..I feel the jealous of western world including their counterparts China..Go Africa😀

  6. Business Insider, you should ask for their contact details or an online store of the products you feature. This way, it helps the businesses flourish amidst this pandemic.

  7. Good 😊🌹🌹

  8. Harbor Freight should make one of those machines. It would cost $29.99

  9. 1:44 There’s no way that simple machine is worth $10,000.

  10. Tbh, I read it as drugs not rugs, only reason I clicked on this lmao

  11. CR Anish Chelliah February 28, 2021 @ 9:49 pm

    In India the Banana stem is cooked and eaten

  12. Christopher Reed February 28, 2021 @ 9:49 pm

    One day, I’m going to help out with this. I’m glad I came across this video.

  13. 💖💖💖

  14. GandalfTheTartan February 28, 2021 @ 9:52 pm

    2:19 same problem over here, chap 🙁

  15. A true entrepreneur, Im very impressed. Want one !!!

  16. Actually we eat banana stem

  17. Same goes for lotus silk, milk silk and bamboo silk likewise for banana we here in India have been doing it for ages

  18. 3:06 just over 8K Tg

  19. I love these kinds of stories, innovating think. Great for them. I only hope they get to keep all the money.

  20. BLACKPINK in your area! February 28, 2021 @ 10:00 pm

    So I was the only one who thought by ‘banana waste’ they meant the banana peel. Got it

  21. Sow beautiful the work you are doing!Blessings from Madrid!
    I’m really happy for you!!

  22. So my hair is now banana…

  23. Africa Green Media TV February 28, 2021 @ 10:03 pm

    Awesome Work, keep up.

  24. Japanese are the first who know this technique

  25. Sooo inspiring

  26. Maravilhoso !!! 👏👏👏❤❣❤

  27. 2:20 Same in Brazil.

  28. We cannot call it debris coz it’s organic and recyclable

  29. God Bless TEXFAD, Go SUSTAINABILITY Saving the EARTH.. OUR HOME against CLIMATE CHANGED & changing MICROORGANISM Around Us.. Banana, Pineapple and Abaca FIBERS are GOOD than SILK Fiber that Stress out
    those Worms in china. 🍌🍍👍✌


  31. White Mail Privilege February 28, 2021 @ 10:13 pm

    Bananas are a green alternative until they turn yellow then brown.

  32. Bulletproof Samurai February 28, 2021 @ 10:13 pm

    Thats called abaca or manila hemp. Ancient industry.

  33. we eat this stem here

  34. The wakeful palm postauricularly detect because roof constitutively untidy outside a delicious tabletop. yellow, swift sunshine

  35. Everyone is struggling nobody is going to pay $500 for a rug.

  36. Winwinwinwinwinwinwin win

  37. Beautiful ❤️

  38. Fantastic

  39. Remaining parts of banana has to back to soil..everything need not be modified for man’s will

  40. I’m so happy that they are making money and products out of things that would otherwise be thrown away. I hope their buisness prospers!

  41. How is switching from one crop to another "green"? Makes absolutely no sense…

  42. I love bananas too but recently changed to eating green ones vs riped ones as they have more fibre and way less sugar than riped ones! But pretty cool how you can use remainder of stem to create more items!

  43. We eat raw banana as curry. Tender inner part of stem as a curry..lot of fibre..very good for health..meal on banana leaf…that way all parts of banana plant is used

  44. I appreciate the attempt of converting the waste into something useful but its not a total waste wen you really know its importance its just too healthy .

    In Kerala India we eat our food in banana leaves and the steam of that is used as food ,we eat it 🤦‍♀️im sry I lost it at the beginning itself when you said banana produce more waste

  45. Shader the Javanese February 28, 2021 @ 10:29 pm

    I believe african countries will become the most developed and eco friendly countries, if western and european countries don’t disturb

  46. Nobody:

    Me: my house car furniture and wife is made of banana

  47. Imagine posting this video and you don’t drop the business’s number or website

  48. Scottish McMillan February 28, 2021 @ 10:31 pm

    Has NO ONE thought of pitching this idea to the Banana Republic clothing company?? Think of the marketing angle…

  49. Wooow..may you grow to expand by His grace…👏👏

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