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What a waste! An article from describes how coconut husks, which would ordinarily be disposed of, can be easily processed to produce materials sturdy enough for packing or building. This eco-innovation is not only helpful to the planet; it is also giving a revenue boost to struggling coconut farmers around the globe, the article relates.

While some think Procter & Gamble’s announcement that it will be moving a number of its cosmetics/beauty care products into sugarcane-based packaging is sweet, at least one visitor thinks the move will put a strain on a commodity industry already facing a shortage. Where do you fall?

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