Banana Leaf

Preservation Technology

The Cellular Enhancement Tech to Create Organic Bio-Material

100% Eco-friendly

Sustainable

Chemical Free

bio Degradable

Cost-efficient

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

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

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

Product 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 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

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

Causes no deforestation

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

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 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 bio-material that is suitable for manufacturing diverse range of products. The Technology results in natural banana leaf like processed biomaterial that is enhanced to be suitable for product manufacturing. The enhancement includes increased shelf life, customisability and multiple material properties.

Yes, 100%. The biomaterial and the products made from it 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 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 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 utilised 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 environment and economy, covering more than 14 global environmental challenges and results in 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. Because of the versatility, no single company can alone produce and meet the global demand.

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 the enhanced biomaterial 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 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, 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 saves 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.

No, we’re not. 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. Because of the versatility, no single company can alone produce and meet the global demand.

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

Hence, we currently sell the Technology license worldwide to any company who demonstrate the ability to commercialise the products and the commitment to engage in fair business practices to help the environment prosper for all living beings.

Yes, any commercial or non-commercial company irrespective of the field of use can purchase the license to this technology by technology transfer. The license will be granted for the organisation’s lifetime to operate worldwide.

Purchasing the technology using the Technology Transfer allows you to start this business and manufacture the products.

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