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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. Qualities of Tambul Leaf Products: 1. Biodegradable & Compostable 2. Natural & Attractive appearance 3. Hygienic & Chemical Free 4. Sturdy & Light 5. Liquid Holding Capacity 6. Microwave & Refrigerator Safe Social impacts: Increasing the earnings of low-income rural families. Providing entrepreneurial and production skills training to ruralvillagers. Increasing the economic independence of women, as most of those collecting raw materials are female. Environmental impacts: Environmentally friendly production. Reducing pollution from dinnerware by providing a biodegradable disposable alternative. Protecting local ecosystems and avoiding deforestation by reducing the dependence on timber as a source of livelihood. Economic impacts: Generating additional, steady income for rural producers. Providing technical assistance and capacity-building aimed at boosting efﬁciency and productivity. Increasing revenues by expanding activities into other North-Eastern states of India.