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How I Turned a Deadly Plant into a Thriving Business

Author: Hugh Bollinger/Sunday, March 6, 2016/Categories: wildlife conservation, video, sustainability, environment

Invasive species can cause ecological havoc to ecsystems where they have no competition. Consider cane toads released Queensland; Burmese pythons in the Florida; and water hyacinths in almost every tropical waterways in the world. What to do with these biological disasters?

Achenyo Idachaba is the head of MitiMeth, a Nigerian company that makes woven handicrafts from the floating weed for export. In the process of creating a thriving business she is also showing the clever way of cleaning-up a major enviromental problem.Achenyo Idachaba turned the water weed into a thriving business producing fibers

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