Leaf Republic, based out of Germany, is popularising bio-degradable plates using the traditional siali and sal leaves from India.

Watch Now leaves from India become eco-friendly plates in Germany
Social Environment Sunday, December 18, 2016 - 13:11

While siali and sal leaves stitched tightly together have been used to make eco-friendly plates for generations in India, a German company is now importing these leaves to make organic and biodegradable packaging for European customers.

Leaf Republic, based out of Germany, makes biodegradable tableware by compacting three layers together – a layer of leaves followed by a water-proof, leaf-made paper and finally another sheet of leaves.

The company also makes covered utensils, with a lid made of bioplastic or recycled plastic for its leaf bowls.

According to the company’s website, no synthetical additives, colouring or glue are used to make the products. Neither are any trees cut to make the plates. Most importantly, its bowls and plates are biodegradable in just 28 days.

 

 
Green plates made of leaves

 

Posted by DW - Global Ideas on Sunday, 11 December 2016

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