ABC Landline – Pick of the Bunch
ANNE KRUGER, PRESENTER: Seven years ago we featured a story about an Adelaide based engineer who’d developed a way of making paper products from banana tree trunks. It was one of those stories that captured people’s imagination.
We can now report the world’s first factory making paper and veneer from banana trunks is up and running in Far North Queensland and the man who kicked this all off is in the throes of going global.
ROB WATKINS, BANANA GROWER: Bananas are a fascinating crop. I never once have learned the full capacity of the plant and getting it to a perfectional level.
In this area they thrive through this tablelands plateau.