Over the last ten years, the world has produced more plastic than during the whole of last century. Now there’s a company trying to help tackle the issue of plastic pollution by providing a sustainable alternative.
Leaf Republic is a German company that makes completely biodegradable and renewable disposable tableware.
How do they do it? By making the plates out of leaves and leaves only. The bottom and top layers of the plates are made from leaves stitched together with fibers from palm leaves. In between you’ll find a layer of paper made out of leaves… no plastics, additives, oil, glue or chemicals are used!
The tableware can disintegrate in around 28 days in compost. The plates can be ordered online through their kickstarter campaign for about $10.