Banana Leaf Preservation Technology

Banana Leaf

Preservation Technology

The Cellular Enhancement Tech to Create Organic Bio-Material

100% Eco-friendly

Sustainable

Chemical Free

bio Degradable

Cost-efficient

sustainable Bio material Made from natural leaves

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

100% Organic

Enhanced Properties

Sustainable Material

Chemical Free

Customizable

0% Deforestation

Healthy

Animal Fodder

low-impact

Low Cost

Naturally, leaves and most biomaterials degrade within a shelf lifespan of three days and are discarded as waste. Banana Leaf Preservation Technology is a cellular eco-friendly technology that preserves natural leaves for a year without the use of any chemicals, making a viable biobased material alternative for both plastic and paper which greatly reduces climate change and the plastic epidemic. This technology enhances the leaves' physical properties thus making a viable alternative biodegradable material to manufacture disposable products.

The enhancement includes increased shelf life, customisability and multiple material properties. 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.

We vision a cost-effective biodegradable choice must be available to all human beings regardless of their geographical and economical factor. The technology enhances cells, strengthens cell walls of leaves, and prevents pathogenic agents from destroying the cells. These processed biomaterials are biodegradable, healthy, 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

PROCESSED BANANA LEAF WITH 1 YEAR SHELF LIFE

PROCESSED BANANA LEAF WITH 3 YEAR SHELF LIFE

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PRODUCTS

Banana Leaves

Banana Plate

Banana Cup

Banana Envelope

Banana Cone

Banana Box

PROPERTIES

Products with high durability can be created by increasing grades

G3 = 0.6 mm

G4 = 0.8 mm

G5 = 1.0 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 environmental crisis, as deforestation and the plastic epidemic contribute 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 make them inseparable from our daily lives.

More than half of the world’s plastic and paper are utilized 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. The 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 a sustainable civilization.

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

This startup 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 stay in nature for around 7,30,000 days. This solves the global landfill crisis that results in constantly rising heaps of garbage which amounts to more than 1 billion tons per year, almost reaching up to Mount Everest.

Owing to the economic, 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, and Technology for the Future Award among other esteemed recognitions.

This humble initiative to save millions of trees directs a path for humanity toward saving the environment with the promise of the circular economy.

EFFECTs 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

50%

world's plastics
are disposable

500 B+

disposables are used every year

32%

packaging products end in oceans

20%

landfill is caused
by single use plastic

100% ECO-FRIENDLY

Organic

Chemical free

100% Biodegradable

No Landfill and waste production

Prevents destructive environmental issues

HEALTH BENEFITS

SAFETY

Completely Organic

Chemical Free

UV Treated

Pathogenic Reduction

Sterilized

Human Friendly

ADVANTAGES

Alternative to hazardous commercial products

Animal fodder

Serving & storing of food

Cost effective

Increases soil fertility

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

Tenith Adithyaa is an entrepreneur, inventor, and activist. Born in Tamil Nadu, India, Adithyaa started experimenting at the age of 6 and created his first invention, and released his first software, both at the age of 10. A serial innovator, teenage scientist, researcher, software developer, motivational speaker, science campaigner, professional coin collector, Guinness world record holder, and teacher, Tenith Adithyaa invented 19 inventions at the age of 18. As the founder of the social innovation movement 'Let's Innovate Youth', he empowered more than 89,000 youths worldwide since 2009.

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 Future Leader Program are also his brainchildren. He has bagged an international reputation for his scientific contribution and social services. Tenith presides as the CEO of Tenith Innovations and heads a global non-profit scientific organization.

The Banana Leaf Technology was formulated in 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 Southeast Asian practice made this research an emotional struggle for 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 preservation technology, causing a huge economical void. The spark ignited when the question came, “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 in 2010 October. As time passed, the technology advanced as a cellular enhancement that resulted in four years of research and development. The first international award for this technology was awarded at the global invention fair 2014 in Texas. 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 licensing

Agreement: Operational License

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

The technology processes and enhances the natural banana leaves into a capable biobased material that is suitable for manufacturing a diverse range of products. The technology results in a natural banana leaf-like processed biobased material that is enhanced to be suitable for product manufacturing. The enhancement includes increased shelf life, customizability, and multiple material properties.

Yes, 100%. The biobased material and the products made from the technology are free of chemicals and completely organic. The products are healthy and human-friendly.

Humanity stands on the verge of an irreversible environmental crisis, as deforestation and the plastic epidemic contribute 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 make them inseparable from our daily lives.

Disposables, on average, serve their purpose for just 10 minutes and end up as trash, ultimately in the oceans. More than half of the world’s plastic and paper are utilized for single-use products, resulting in an annual cut down of 7 billion trees, thus solving this root cause will be a critical game changer in the fight against climate change.

This is the problem we are currently focusing on solving.

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

The technology creates a sustainable material that is completely customizable to make products suitable for a huge range of applications. Since this technology is suitable to manufacture numerous products, the potential uses are limitless. We are currently capable of producing more than 30 products that significantly dominate the disposable markets alone. The products cover various industries, and it is an alternative to the most fast-moving consumer goods.

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.

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.

Our mission is to solve the global climate crisis without compromising the economy. The production of enhanced biobased material from leaves is by far the most cost-effective biodegradable alternative. The additional cost of the product varies by its product design and add-on features like additional mechanical strength and added compliance. We are dedicated to creating 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, the durability depends on the product type, design, and configuration.

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

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

Yes, bananaleaftechnology.com is the official website for Banana Leaf Technology. The details and information stated on this website are provided directly by the public relations team of Banana Leaf Technology as a credible source of information.

Yes, members of the media and independent journalists are free to publish articles and are respectfully requested to use this official website as a credible source of information for any media publications about Banana Leaf Technology on their respective media outlets.

As long as the published article contains the appropriate attribution towards Banana Leaf Technology, any graphical resources are free to be utilized.

Members of the media and independent journalists are respectfully requested to use this official web page as a credible source of information on Banana Leaf Technology for publications on their respective media outlets. For additional inclusive information, exclusive media resources, and further queries or to schedule an exclusive interview, feel welcome to contact our press relations team.

Business Relations

People who are interested in purchasing this technology for Banana leaf product manufacturing are respectfully requested to use the Banana leaf technology business corner as a credible source of information. For further queries related to business, to schedule exclusive discussion, additional inclusive information, or business resources, feel welcome to contact our business relations team.

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