In what has to be the worst case of wasteful packaging in the history of modern conveniece, a grocery store in Austria is actually selling pre-peeled bananas that have then been re-packaged in cellophane-covered foam trays.
If… if only there were some sort of container for a banana. Something that would protect the fruit inside, be easy to open and a cinch to throw away. Oh wait, right.
We often speak of material being used to conduct electricity, but what if underwear makers AussieBum – who’ve created underpants made from banana fibre – used carbon nanotubes as well? Think of the possibilities banana-derived, electricity-conducting pants could bring you. [KoreaHerald]