10 Sep 2010

American Samoa's governor see potential in tree fiber bags

9:16 am on 10 September 2010

American Samoa's Governor, Togiola Tulafono, sees potential in having the Territory manufacture bags from tree fiber not only to replace non-bio-degradable plastic bags which will be banned next year in the territory but also to export off island.

Speaking on his radio program Saturday, the governor credited businessman John Wasko for coming up with the idea.

He said there are opportunities for the territory to launch small scale manufacturing of bags and other products using affordable equipment made in countries outside the united States.

He said the government can start ventures like this to make products that can be used here and also for export and at the same time create new jobs.