A project called “Bio Plant” was launched by a group of young Peruvians. Biodegradable plates reduce environmental pollution.
Naturally shed leaves are collected, pressure washed, scrubbed, sun-dried, compressed and sterilized to produce eco-friendly tableware.
Every banana leaf plate can completely degrade naturally within 2 months. The ones made of polystyrene take up to 500 years, damaging the flora and fauna.
Now, when specialized machines were designed, “Bio Plant”, also known as Chuwa Plant, can manufacture 50,000 dishes monthly. The plates and bowls are able to withstand heat and liquid.
The group plans to market their products in restaurants, wineries, and eventually to distribute eco-friendly plates to other countries.
The biodegradable leaf plates have vast potential in the international market.