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Tackling the spread of hyacinth in Kenya

Fishermen around Lake Victoria in Kenya are lamenting the spread of the aquatic weed hyacinth, but others are capitalizing on the plant.
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Water hyacinth can be used to make biodegradable plastic

Water hyacinth is considered one of the most notorious aquatic weeds. It proliferates rapidly in lakes, dams and irrigation channels and chokes them. But scientists have now shown that the infamous weed is a rich source of carbohydrate and can be used to make biodegradable plastic.

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