Banana Leaf Technology

Banana Leaf

Preservation Technology

The Cellular Enhancement Tech to Create Organic Bio-Material

100% Eco-friendly

Sustainable

Chemical Free

bio Degradable

Cost-efficient

100% Eco-friendly

Sustainable

Chemical Free

bio Degradable

Cost-efficient

Bio material Made from natural leaves

A novel eco-friendly technology to keep leaves green for 1 year without any chemicals

100% Organic

Enhanced Properties

Sustainable Material

Chemical Free

Customizable

0% Deforestation

Healthy

Animal Fodder

Food Grade

Low Cost

Naturally, leaves and most biomaterials degrade within a shelf lifespan of three days and are discarded as waste. Banana leaf technology is a cellular eco-friendly technology that preserves leaves and organic biomaterials for a year without the use of any chemicals. This technology enhances the leaves' physical properties thus making a viable biodegradable material alternative to both plastic and paper.

Increased in their durability, stretchability and crushability, preserved leaves can resist extreme temperatures and hold more weight than their original nature. The preservation capability of leaves with natural green color is for a period of up to one year and an extended shelf lifespan of three years without its natural color.

The technology enhances cells, strengthens cell walls of leaves and prevents pathogenic agents from destroying the cells. These processed biomaterials are biodegradable, healthy, pathogenic resistant, human-friendly and completely eco-friendly. A viable replacement for disposables, it prevents the destruction of around 7 billion trees annually.

NORMAL BANANA LEAF AFTER 3 DAYS

Normal leaf

PROCESSED BANANA LEAF AFTER 1 YEAR

1YrO_Leaf

PROCESSED BANANA LEAF AFTER 3 YEARS

3YrO_Leaf
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PRODUCTS

Banana Leaves

Banana Leaf

Banana Plate

Banana Plate

Banana Cup

Banana Cup

Banana Envelope

Banana Envelope

Banana Cone

Banana Cone

Banana Box

Banana Box

PROPERTIES

Product with high durability can be created by increasing grades

G3 = 0.6 mm

G4 = 0.8 mm

G5 = 1 mm

G6 = 1.2 mm

The Journey

Good bye to single-use plastic, say hello to banana

Humanity stands on the verge of an irreversible environment crisis, as deforestation and plastic epidemic contributes to global warming. Paper and plastic are the key players in the destruction of the planet and the millions of disposables, that we use each minute across the globe makes them inseparable in our daily lives.

More than half of the world’s plastic and paper are utilised for single-use products, resulting in an annual cut down of 7 billion trees. Disposables, on average serve their purpose for just 10 minutes and ends up as trash, ultimately in the oceans. Mother Nature offers us everything we need, it’s up to humankind to make the right choice. Our failure to grasp the effect of the absence of an alternative biodegradable disposable material has been fuelling this climate epidemic so far. Nature and mankind should coexist in every aspect to create the sustainable civilisation.

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In Asian regions, banana leaves are considered a traditional food medium and used for food packaging. But the limited shelf life and properties were no match for its alternatives. The limitations prevented them from satisfying the human needs, globally in the industrial age. As time went by, the drawbacks allowed them to be taken over by alternative products and made obsolete.

This technology evolves the traditional practice to suit modern needs, thus providing a sustainable environmental solution to a longstanding global problem and on its way to saving 4 billion trees every year. This processed biomaterial made from leaves can replace multiple products in various industries and currently serves over 30 products wherein its applications are limitless.

As the climate change is compromised for the economy and ignored for a long while, the United Nations has set forth the sustainable development goals to take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts from its root.

This innovation makes the dream vision, a reality.

This processed biomaterial is totally chemical-free, animal fodder, cost-effective, 100 % bio-degradable and goes back into nature when discarded in 28 days as opposed to plastic and similar products which stays in nature for around 7,30,000 days. This solves the global landfill crisis that results in constantly rising heaps of garbage which amount to more than 1 billion tons per year, almost reaching up to Mount Everest and prevents the death and cruelty to 200 million land and aquatic animals.

Owing to economical, innovative and environmental impact of this technology, it has received over 7 international awards and 2 national awards, including the prestigious International Environmental Award, International Green Technology Award, Technology for the Future Award among other esteemed recognitions.

This humble initiative to save millions of trees, directs a path for humanity towards saving the environment with the promise of circular economy and now it is time to be the Heroes, we were always meant to be, the guardians of the planet.

EFFECT OF PLASTIC AND PAPER

Global Warming

Hazardous for animals

Plastic results in Landfill

Paper results in Deforestation

50%

world's plastics
are disposable

500 B+

disposables

32%

packaging

are used
every year

products end
in oceans

20%

landfill is caused
by single use plastic

50%

world's plastics
are disposable

500 B+

disposables

32%

packaging

are used
every year

products end
in oceans

20%

landfill is caused
by single use plastic

100% ECO-FRIENDLY

Bullet

Organic

Bullet

Chemical free

Bullet

100% Biodegradable

Bullet

No Landfill and waste production

Bullet

Causes no deforestation

Bullet

Prevents destructive environmental issues

HEALTH BENEFITS

SAFETY

Completely organic

Chemical free

UV Treated

Pathogenic resistant

Sterilized

Human tested

ADVANTAGES

Alternative to hazardous commercial products

Animal fodder

Serving & storing of food

Cost effective

Increases soil fertility

ANIMAL FODDER

Animal Fodder

Cost

0.01 USD

Processing cost of a single leaf

Inventor of banana leaf technology

Tenith Adithyaa M

Inventor & Innovation Scholar

Founder,
Altruu

CEO,
Tenith Innovations Pvt Ltd.

President,
International Science Federation

Chairman,
Altruu Innovation Centre

Founder,
Lets Innovate Youth Movement

A serial innovator, teenage scientist, researcher, software developer, motivational speaker, science campaigner, professional coin collector, Guinness world record holder and a teacher at the age of 20 has 19 inventions. As the founder of the social innovation movement 'Lets Innovate youth', he empowered more than 89,000 youths worldwide since 2010. He is the first Innovation Scholar of India and the inventor of Banana Leaf Technology, a cellular technology to create eco-friendly materials.

Being part of the global scientific community, he functions as an international jury and an academic consultant overseeing scientific innovations. Autogenous Deep Intelligence AI and Altruu Social Network are also his brainchildren. He has bagged international reputation and numerous awards for his scientific contribution and social services. Tenith presides as the CEO of Tenith Innovations and heads a global organization of innovators and change makers.

Inventions

International Awards

National Awards

State Awards

International Jury

Guinness World Record

The Banana Leaf Technology was formulated on 2010 by an 11-year-old Indian boy in a rural part of southern India at his very own homemade laboratory. This technology was inspired by the dream to create a superior sustainable biomaterial to put an end to the environmental crisis. His will to revive the forgotten traditional South-east Asian practice made this research an emotional struggle to the inventor that he longed to make a global habit in this modern era.

It all began when the inventor saw farmers dump heaps of leaves as trash due to the lack of a preservation technology, causing a huge economical void. The spark ignited when the question came to the mind, “can these leaves be enhanced biologically?”.

By trial and error, the initial phase of preserving the leaves for about a year without using any chemicals was created on 2010 October. As time passed, the technology advanced as a cellular enhancement that resulted four years of research and development. The first international award for this technology was awarded at the global invention fair at Texas 2014. And that is how this journey began.

ACCOLADES

International Green Technology Award

Technology for the future Award

International Environmental Award

7

International
Awards

2

National
Awards

Disposable Tableware Market

Technology Transfer

Term : Non-exclusive

Agreement : Operational Licence

Geographical coverage : Worldwide

License period : Lifetime

SOLVES

Deforestation & Desertification

Landfill

Marine Debris

Acidification

Global Warming

Coral Bleaching

Soil Erosion

SAVES

4 B+

TREES

3.2 B+

TONS OF GREENHOUSE GAS

200 M+

ANIMALS

39%

DISPOSABLE PLASTIC

34%

DISPOSABLE PAPER USE

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Yes, 100%. The biomaterial and the products made from it are free of chemicals and completely organic. The products are healthy, human-friendly, food grade and compliant to the regulations of International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC). These properties make it an excellent choice for animal fodder and an economically viable food for farm animals.

Plastic and paper are the key players in the current environmental crisis. More than half of the world’s plastic and paper are rapidly utilized for single use products and ends up as trash across the globe, solving this root cause will be a critical game changer in the fight against climate change.

This is the problem we are currently focusing to solve.

Solving this problem creates a ripple effect in environment and economy, covering more than 14 global environmental challenges and results in circular economy across various industries.

This technology creates materials that are completely customizable to make products suitable for any application. We are currently capable of producing more than 30 products that significantly dominate the disposable markets. Still, we cannot replace all the paper and plastic consumption in the world. We make a humble initiative to combat disposables that are responsible for more than half of the world’s plastic and paper usage, but ultimately, it is in the hands of humankind to change the tides.

Yes, all the products made from this biomaterial are of export standard. They can be stored for a long time and can be shipped across nations. The materials are rackable, thus saves huge storage space. The rackability of each product depends on its product design.

Yes, it is possible to manufacture any product as this is a biomaterial and the products can be customized according to the manufacturer’s design.

Yes, this material is a writeable medium, but they are not efficient as paper in the sense of color and surface texture.

Yes, this technology can be applied to any biological material, since it is a cellular enhancement.

The environment, under which it is placed, plays a key role in the shelf life of the product. If it is trashed in a degrading environment, it decomposes in a timeline similar to a natural leaf.

We currently use banana leaves as raw materials as they are abundant in nature and a commercially viable choice, but this technology can be applied to any biomaterial present in nature.

Our mission is to solve the global climate crisis without compromising the economy. The production of the enhanced biomaterial from leaves is by far the most cost-effective biodegradable alternative. Additional cost of the product varies by its product design and add-on features like additional mechanical strength and added compliance. We are always dedicated to create eco-friendly sustainable products that are price-competitive in the current global market.

Variable cost plays a vital role in determining the cost-effectiveness of the end product, hence it is always advised to carry out mass production with optimized operations to ensure effective marginal cost.

Yes, they are. The durability depends on the product type, design and configurations. The enhanced biomaterial is capable of handling both static and dynamic loads as equivalent as its non eco-friendly counterparts.  

No, we’re not. Since banana leaf preservation technology is applicable to numerous materials and applications, the usage of these products are countless. They cover various industries and it is an alternative to most fast moving consumer goods. Because it is a FMCG, no single company can produce and deliver the global needs alone.

We vision a cost-effective biodegradable choice must be available to all human beings regardless of their geographical and economical boundaries.

Hence, we currently sell the tech license worldwide to any company who share the vision, to make this planet a better place for all living beings.

Yes, any commercial or non-commercial company can purchase the license to this technology by technology transfer. The license will be granted for lifetime to operate worldwide.

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