Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Tamrat Tesfaye is a scientist specializing in poultry plumage #EthiopiansInSouthAfrica

With no real value beyond stuffing a few pillows, most of the leftover feathers are burned or dumped in landfill sites, where they pose a potential biological hazard because of blood and tissue residue.

Tamrat Tesfaye, an Ethiopian-born scientist based in the South African port city of Durban, asked himself: "What a terrible waste. Why can't we turn them into something much more valuable?"

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