With its inherent qualities of being foldable and having the capacity to hold water, banana leaves are one of the most commonly utilised materials for natural food packaging.
Its use in the current food business has mostly decreased and was supplanted by plastic and other synthetic materials. These big, glossy leaves are the ideal food saver because they keep moisture in and don’t easily deteriorate.They are simply covered in a banana leaf and fastened with a flexible bamboo slat.
The Global Banana leaf-based packaging market accounted for $XX Billion in 2022 and is anticipated to reach $XX Billion by 2030, registering a CAGR of XX% from 2023 to 2030.
Banana leaves were transformed into a packaging material with three years of shelf life by a young Indian innovator. The biodegradability is also superb. The technology improves the cells, fortifies the leaf cell walls, and shields them from pathogenic agents.
Preserved leaves are more resistant to high temperatures and can support more weight than they could in their natural state and have improved resilience, stretchability, and crushability. While leaves without their natural colour have a longer shelf life of three years, they can be preserved for up to a year while they are green in colour.
The biodegradable, healthful, pathogen-resistant, human-friendly, and entirely eco-friendly properties of these processed biomaterials are all present.
In contrast to plastic and other items, which persist in the environment for almost 7,30,000 days, this processed biomaterial is completely chemical-free, animal feed, economical, 100% biodegradable, and returns back to nature when thrown in 28 days.
By resolving this issue, two hundred million land and aquatic animals would not be killed or subjected to torture, which would otherwise result in ever-rising piles of waste totaling more than 1 billion tons annually and nearly as high as Mount Everest.
With the promise of a circular economy, our little effort to preserve millions of trees points humanity in the direction of preserving the environment. It is now up to humanity to fulfil their destiny as the planet’s protectors and become the heroes they were always intended to be.
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