Pinoy Teen’s Coconut Plastic Bag Invention Wins In World Competition

Start ’em young, indeed!

Pinoy teen coconut plastic bag invention

Photo Credit: The Philippine Star

The invention of a biodegradable plastic bag made out of coconuts, made by the teenage son of ARMM governor Mujiv Hataman, won third place among 462 entries in an international inventions contest held in Houston Texas, according to a report by The Philippine Star.

Amin Hataman, a high school student of Fountain International School in Manila, reportedly competed amongst young inventors from different countries in the  International Sustainable World Energy, Engineering and Environmental Project (I-SWEEEP) Olympiad, an annual competition for high school students that focuses on inventions that help protect the environment.

The teenage Amin reportedly invented a plastic bag, made of coconuts, that disintegrates after several days of exposure to elements.

Amin’s invention also won a gold medal from another invention contest last year, the International Young Inventor’s Olympiad held in Georgia.

Congratulations, Amin! Another classic Pinoy pride case.

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