What This Sixteen-Year-Old Girl Does With a Banana Could Change the World.

According to Jews, Muslims, and Christians, the world was broken by a piece of fruit. Now, an Istanbul teenager is trying to save it with another.

An Istanbul teenager is trying to save the world with a banana. Meet Elif Bilgin, who – when she learned how many oil-derived plastics are thrown away as garbage, leaking into the oceans and lasting forever – thought another material would be a good idea. What material? A banana. Genius scientist, environmentalist icon…or sixteen-year-old girl? All of the above.