Banana paper

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Banana plant paper.

Banana paper is used in two different senses: the one refers to a paper made from the bark of the banana plant,and which is mainly used for artistic purposes; the other to paper made from banana fiber obtained, through an industrial process, from stems and the non-utilizable fruits. This paper can be either hand or machine made.

The banana agricultural industry processes 42 million tons of bananas every year (with 20,000 square kilometres planted).[where?][citation needed] As a result of pulling apart the banana bunches from the main stem, there are leftover stems which contain 5% of fiber useful for the manufacture of paper.[citation needed]

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