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Eco Friendly Cup , Lids & Straws From Fallen Areca Leaves

Areca leaf are 100% biodegradable, compostables, hygienic, non-odorous and non-toxic

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Worldwide Distribution of Arecanut palm 

The arecanut palm is one of the important commercial crops of India (Areca nut production in India is the largest in the world). The crop is mainly grown in the states of Kerala, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Assam, West Bengal, Meghalaya, Maharashtra, and Andaman Nicobar group of Islands.

Considering worldwide it can be seen in China (Guangxi, Hainan, Yunnan), Taiwan,  Bangladesh, the Maldives, Ceylon, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia, New Guinea, many of the islands in the Pacific Ocean, and also in the West Indies

Renewable resource

 These biodegradable areca leaf products  are a natural and renewable resource. Areca Leaf that are naturally discarded from the areca tree are collected from the forest floor and No trees are cut down. 

Areca leaf plates , cups and cutlery products are available in Indian market.

How does this Idea redesign unrecyclable small format plastic items that often end up as waste?

The areca leaf products are being produced with sustainable resource (made from fallen leaves, 100% natural) through eco-friendly process (no chemicals or additives used) and make sure it is acceptable to Earth when disposed (biodegradable and compostable)

Which use cases does your Idea apply to?

Case-3 Straws and take-away coffee lids

How do you envision scaling up your Idea?

Areca leaf plates , bowls , cups and cutlery are already successful in many parts of india (especially in kerala my native place) , Now we have to make straws & lids out of it . There are no obstacles for this, Moreover our local government has already encouraged this cost effective eco friendly areca leaf product. Now we have to promote this worldwide.

At what stage of development is your Idea?

  • Research & Early Testing: You are exploring an idea, gathering inspiration and information needed to test it with real users.

Please describe from where your Idea emerged

Idea emerged from my native place itself.

Tell us about your work experience

I am a UX Strategist and design thinking evangelist who is having concern about our environment.


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Hai Rajesh ji
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