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  • Writer's pictureDavid Connolly

Can "Golden Fiber" From Swamp Reeds Replace Plastic?

About 20 years ago, Bangladesh became the first nation on Earth to ban single-use plastic bags. Since then, plastic pollution has actually gotten worse. In an effort to find a biodegradable replacement, the government turned to jute, a cash crop that's grown here for centuries. Can one scientist bring more of this "golden fiber" to a country drowning in plastic?

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