Tambul Leaf Plates
Empowers rural manufacturers to produce areca nut leaf plates.
Tambul Leaf Plates produces and markets biodegradable disposable dinnerware through various community-owned micro-enterprises. Products are made from the fallen sheath of the areca nut palm, so the product is environmentally friendly and provides a viable alternative to highly polluting plastic and Styrofoam plates. The enterprise helps rural producers across villages in North-East India to establish micro-enterprises through capacity-building and technical, ﬁnancial and marketing support. The plates are purchased from the rural producers.
Tamul Plates Marketing Private Ltd. (TPMPL) leads the enterprise, supporting rural micro-enterprises engaged in plate production and marketing the plates to consumers.
Dhriiti – The Courage Within initiated TPMPL and supports the enterprise with monitoring, guidance and in-kind and staff support.
Axum Agri helps TPMPL spread their activities to other areas, and provides training and technical assistance to communities.
The 2013 SEED Low Carbon Awards are supported by the International Climate Initiative (ICI) of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU).