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Plastic saving the planet

Discussion in 'Personal' started by Duke of York, Mar 21, 2016.

  1. Duke of York

    Duke of York Star commenter

    Here's a turn up for the books.


    "Farmers in Japan's Fukushima prefecture are using polyester "soil" to grow plants, in the hope of restoring consumer confidence in their produce following the 2011 nuclear disaster.

    "By using polyester fabrics as a cultivation medium instead of ground soil, this new method will help protect Fukushima farmers from harmful rumours that may stem from consumers' concerns over soil contamination," says Prof Takahiro Hayashi from Kinki University, which is helping to run the project.

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