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Green Blade banana fiber panels provide a stylish, sustainable alternative to wood

are a staple for healthy eaters but did you know that the “tree” trunk is a valuable resource as well? Martinique-based company FIBandCO transforms the bulk of the plant into “Green Blade” an all-natural, sustainable veneer used for decorative and acoustic panels. The exotic-looking material gives banana plants a second life and saves them from their typical fate of ending up as waste once the fruit has been harvested. Like bamboo , the banana plant is actually a grass, growing faster than traditional wood and reaching maturity at 9 months.

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