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This is one of the most invasive aquatic plants in the world

This extremely invasive plant is a major environmental concern in many countries. But this firm is actually trying to put its properties to good use...

06/04/2019 10:57 AMupdated: 06/04/2019 11:23 AM
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  • Marie M.
    06/04/2019 11:03

    regularly here in Egypt authorities remove the hyacinth from the Nile. also when we do some cleans up and we see some we remove it immediatly

  • Võ T.
    06/04/2019 11:52

    In Vietnam, we created hundreds of products by using this plant, especially in fashion such as bag, hat and some housing products too.

  • Jesse H.
    06/04/2019 12:40

    I would still much rather see this than plastic or oil floating in a river. To me, those are environmental concerns. This plant is not nearly as harmful and it also helps purify and filter the water.

  • Jesse H.
    06/04/2019 12:43

    The main reason it's growing out of control is because of human interaction and impact to begin with. Always remember boys and girls, it's not the plants. It's mostly the humans.

  • Flavien L.
    06/04/2019 12:45

    interesting !

  • Eva M.
    06/04/2019 13:46

    amazing!

  • Robin G.
    06/04/2019 14:30

    - dont you have this in your pond?

  • Lily U.
    06/04/2019 14:39

    so interesting!!!

  • Cathee A.
    06/04/2019 14:43

    It’s pretty much the water version of kudzu

  • June D.
    06/04/2019 14:53

    Oil companies should be involved in processing its fiber for cleaning up oil spills. (watch whole video....positive note)

  • Marion S.
    06/04/2019 16:26

    Brilliant. Surely this is a green plant that will bind huge amounts of CO2 and release oxygen. To harvest excess and make it into fibres will help to bind some of the CO2 for longer or permanently. All good. The Earth is fighting back. We need to work alongside that.

  • Michael D.
    06/04/2019 17:25

    Wonder if it could be food

  • Lorentso V.
    06/04/2019 17:49

    It can be used as fertilizer or some foddler for the animals!

  • Malta S.
    06/04/2019 18:40

    Hmm it doesn't appear to doing much damage from what I can see. Sounds like greed talking to me and I wonder how long before it becomes a risk of extinction. Learn from deforestation people.

  • Stephany M.
    06/05/2019 04:18

    Unbelievable!

  • Siganus S.
    06/05/2019 04:58

    We have it in Mauritius too. A pest.

  • Magi E.
    06/05/2019 06:26

    Intelligence at work at last!

  • Morten S.
    06/05/2019 09:20

    Probably a great source for making biogass.

  • Akm H.
    06/05/2019 12:29

    Subhanallah. Wonderful post

  • Isabel A.
    06/05/2019 15:52

    Mi pais tiene a la orilla de calles ay drenajes y se puede ver hermosura de flores