A company in Uganda is turning the waste from bananas into rugs, place mats, and baskets

  • Besides fruit, banana plants also produce giant stems as tall as a person that will never grow again.
  • These stems wind up making up a huge portion of the billion tons of waste agriculture produces each year.
  • TexFad, a Ugandan company, is turning this waste into fiber that can be used for home goods like rugs, place mats, and baskets.