Leaf Plates From Germany: Time To Switch Into The Ancient Times

On some selected occasions or places, we eat from distinctive bowls and plates made from leaves.

Leaf Plates From Germany: Time To Switch Into The Ancient Times

Leaf Plates From Germany: Time To Switch Into The Ancient Times

On some selected occasions or places, we eat from distinctive bowls and plates made from leaves. It can be at a South Indian eatery, langar, the nearest golgappa-wala, or those countless wedding functions that we attended, we often ate from those leafy plates or bowls. The leaf plates gradually disappeared from the scene many years ago, and we did realize their worth today. In nowadays, we use bowls and plates made from steel/plastic/wood/ceramics and, in some cases, styrofoam. We all know what effect they have on the environment in the long run. Besides being a major water pollutant and a threat to aquatic life, the manufacture of these non-leafy plates and cups results in the cutting down of trees and leads to deforestation. However, the Germans are making quite a lot of money by producing plates and tableware made from leaves.

The German organization has taken a big initiative towards saving the environment, and it has a lot to do with India’s age-old tradition of using plates and bowls made from leaves.

The Leaf Republic who commence a kick-starter campaign and was able to raise good funds claims that not a single tree has been cut down to make their products. It has finally come out with an entire set of leaf tableware after three years of research and developing prototypes. It is perfect for picnics and outdoor tableware, these innovative leaf bowls are constructed from large leaves stitched together with palm leaf fibers and pressed into a different bowl shape. Leaf Republic’s tableware is not only biodegradable - they decompose in the outdoors within a month as compared to plastic, which can take over two years - but they’re also waterproof. The company also makes covered utensils, with a lid made of bioplastic or recycled plastic for its leaf bowls.

To reduce plastic waste, Leaf Republic will start shipping products around the world. Each plate costs around £8.50 each, which is (INR 711.2).

What are the plates made of?

The tableware made by the Leaf Republic uses no plastic, chemicals, glue, additives or oil in the process of manufacturing. It only uses natural stuff like leaves and fibre derived from leaves. The leaves used to manufacture the tableware regrow 3 times a year and degrade in every household’s compost. Therefore, they are the perfect choice for disposable tableware.

It was once very common in India. It has now been forgotten by the Indians themselves. If you actually think about it, won’t going back to using leafy tableware make the world a much better place to live in.