Wednesday 2 October 2019

While India Is Getting Over Its Traditional Leaf Plate, The World Seems To Be Catching On.....

Remember those disposable leaf plates and bowls that are used to serve 'prasad' or the purest food for man's spirit at various religious spaces? Or, even the banana leaf used to serve South Indian cuisine? Hey wait, how did I forget the Pani-Puri wala?

Well, they have existed for way longer than we can even remember and they have always been a better option than your regular paper or plastic plates for they are bio-degradable and eco-friendly. Basically, they were cool when nobody cared about cool. 

So, why am I talking about these disposable plates today?
Interestingly, a few people in Germany got really inspired by this age-old Indian traditional trend and started manufacturing plates and bowls made out of leaves and leaf-based compounds. This company, called Leaf Republic, is currently being run by a small group of people that consists of a team of engineers and designers to create products that are as aesthetically pleasing as they are eco-friendly. 

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