REPLACEMENT FOR SINGLE USE TOXIC PLASTIC , YET REPLACEMENT FOR WATER BOTTLES ,
BAUHINIA RACEMOSA, COMMONLY KNOWN AS THE BIDI LEAF.
The use of this leaves were in vogue for ages wherever Banana leaf was scarce in dry areas . It was used for packing pasty food stuff , wet raw non vegetarian stuff and rolling Beedies.
Look at the picture and the people occupied , all women and poor who fetch some additional income for the family . Even at leisure time can be done for additional income .
The self Help Groups and Women’s groups have geared up to meet the challenge .3 or 4 leaves are stitched with a stiff grass stem , again a eco friendly component .
Each leaf costs Rs.1,30.
A GOOD SOURCE OF INCOME FOR THE UNEMPLOYED.
With this the thin plastic mainly used by the small hotels and restaurants can be replaced . As it is leaf it gets degraded into compost in 6 months.
NEXT PROJECT IS TO REPLACE THE WATER BOTTLES AND MATERIAL FOR PACKAGED FOOD STUFF BY FACTORIES . more