Nappies from banana leaves

Posted on: 6 Oct 2015 by: Laura Fitzpatrick
Rwanda

Areas in Rwanada is carpeted with banana trees. Although the bananas have a clear use, the rest of the tree does not. That’s where a wonderful group of students from Enactus at Newcastle University came in. They worked closely with a village in Rwanda to create nappies and sanatary towels from what would otherwise be waste products. Not only do the villagers now have a sustainable product, they have a sustainable business that they can continue once their British students return home.

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About Laura Fitzpatrick

Laura heads up our editorial team here at Hello Eco Living. She's the youngest member of her WI, loves the great outdoors and new adventures!

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