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July 22, 2014

About 50 billion coconuts fall from trees annually; the husks and shells are typically discarded.

A pile of discarded coconut husks. Approximately 50 billion coconuts fall from trees annually worldwide. The husk and shell, which are byproducts of the coconut oil and water industries, are typically discarded or burned.

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