This Company Is Replacing Single-Use Plastics With Banana Leaves

Plastic pollution is one of the biggest problems in today’s society. Single-use plastics has been making waves in the news ever since it became clear how harmful it can be.

Back in 2016, the world produced more than 35 million metric tons of plastic, and one half of that was for single use items such as straws, bottles, and plastic bags. Those items are staying in our ecosystem for almost 1,000 years.

Experts say that by the year 2050, there is going to be more plastic in the seas than fish. Luckily, countless organizations and companies are struggling to address this very problem.

Once such group, called Tenith Innovations, has discovered many ways to use the banana leaves in the everyday life.

The company reported:

More than half of the paper and plastic in the world is only used one time, and then it’s thrown away. This is the reason why 7 billion trees are cut on regular basis.

Mother Nature is offering us everything we need, and it’s up to us to make the right choice!

Tenith Innovations made Banana Leaf Technology, which is a ‘cellular eco-friendly technology’ which is preserving leaves and other organic biomaterials for up to a year without even using a single harmful chemical.

The method has been created by Tenith Adithyaa, an Indian development researcher who is currently the CEO of the informal community Altruu. Leaves and biomaterials debase inside a couple of days, so they are not the best option in contrast to plastics. 

However, their innovation improves the physical properties of leaves by including a characteristic additive. 

This makes them solid for as long as three years, despite the fact that they lose their shading following one year, and ready to supplant both, paper and plastic. 

Safeguarded leaves have helped durability, stretchability, and crushability, and can oppose extraordinary temperatures and hold more weight than their unique nature. 

According to their website:

The innovation improves cells, reinforces cell dividers of leaves and keeps pathogenic operators from annihilating the cells. 

These prepared biomaterials are biodegradable, solid, pathogenic safe, human-accommodating and totally eco-accommodating. A feasible substitution for disposables, it forestalls the obliteration of around 7 billion trees every year.

Banana Leaf Preservation Technology has gotten more than 7 global honors and 2 national honors, including the esteemed International Environmental Award, International Green Technology Award, and Technology for the Future Award. 

It presently offers 30 items that use its conservation techniques, including plates, cups, cones, boxes, composing paper and envelopes, and different items are relied upon to be created, as the licensed Banana Leaf Technology is adaptable. 

Adithyaa said: 

Actualizing this tech doesn’t expand the requirement for banana ranches; along these lines, the present reforestation cycle will continue as before. The materials will be gathered from the current banana trees since the majority of the leaves from the banana trees are not used.

Our tech doesn’t come into banana cultivation, since it is a cellular tech. However, it can be used on any materials that are made from plant cells. The tech can be added on any leaves, not only on the banana leaves.

The banana leaves are used mostly because of the widespread cultivation all around the world. Our tech is not going to alter the cultivation demand, nor decrease it, but there’s an average water footprint of 790 m3/ton for bananas!

Sources:
interestingengineering.com
vegconomist.com
bananaleaftechnology.com
inhabitat.com
cleantechnica.com 

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