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Turkey Teen Wins Prize for Making Plastic From Banana Peels

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Istanbul teenager Elif Bilgin wanted to find an alternative to traditional petroleum-based plastic production.

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So she developed a way to make bio-plastic from discarded banana peels.

Her efforts won her this year's "Science in Action" award.

Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Bilgin about her invention.