LISTEN: Fanya Ismail has invented a waterproof paper coating to replace the plastic in disposable coffee cups - 08/03/2019

Mar 08, 12:01 AM

A woman from #Chatham is getting £50,000 from the government to carry on developing a paper coating to replace the plastic in disposable coffee cups.

Fanya Ismail has invented an environmentally friendly waterproof material which can also be used in other food packaging:.

She's one of nine women recognised by the government on International Womens' Day - and she'll be getting a plaque at St John Fisher School in Chatham.