Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Students educated on use of banana fiber

Environment Education Programme (EEP), the state Nodal agency of Nagaland Pollution Control Board, in collaboration with Runway – The Banana Co, on February 9, conducted a workshop on sustainable lifestyle, specifically focused on banana fiber and its possibilities, at Modern Higher Secondary School.

A press release by Project Associate, Runway Nagaland Dimapur, Alemtula Lemtur, informed that the workshop was aimed to promote sustainable practices and educate students on use of banana fiber and how the intervention of science and technology can unlock limitless possibilities for innovative sustainable ideas.

Programme Officer, Khriehunuo Rutsa, highlighted by introducing banana fiber as a process of waste management, which could be used as sustainable means to meet the needs. Director, Runway Banana Co, Nengneithem Hengna, also apprised the gathering on the process of how banana fibers were made.

She emphasized on agricultural waste and how to turn it into a valuable product, firmly believing in the motto “Waste to Wealth”. She also cited examples of crafts such coasters, purses, earrings, baskets, handbag etc, that could be made using banana fiber.
Altogether 90 students, five teachers, along with eight representatives from Pollution Board and Runway Banana team attended the workshop.

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