Leef Point

environmentally friendly disposable tableware

Ancient traditions for
future solutions

We were inspired by the Indian custom of using leaves of the Siali plant for serving food at large festivals and private gatherings. Following this tradition, we use the same leaves to make disposable tableware, which, with the help of modern techniques, can withstand all the demands of our everyday life.

Apparently the first truly environmentally
friendly disposable tableware

Our products combine all the advantages of conventional disposable tableware with those of natural materials. The result is not only visually impressive, but also protects our environment through its compostable and biodegradable abilities. In our entire production process, we pay attention to a fair and respectful treatment of our fellow human beings and of course, nature.

Why you should choose our products

Are you looking for an easy but fancy way to add aesthetic value to your product? Something that represents the values of your company and where your products look absolutely stunning on? A serving option that has the same high-quality standards as the food you are selling?

Then Leef Point has the perfect product for you.

We have probably the best environmentally friendly single-use tableware for your food. No matter if you sell salads, Samosas or Burgers, the exclusive natural design of our single-use tableware presents your dishes in the perfect way. And since all products of Leef Point are completely compostable both in an industrial and home composting setting, you’re not guilty of polluting the environment. Your environmentally friendly customers will surely enjoy that as well.

Our Vision

Compostable and biodegradable tableware without plastic is better for the environment – makes sense! But we do not do things by halves. We want our products to be well-rounded, from the procurement of raw materials to production and disposal.

That’s why we focus on environmental protection – and fairness – throughout our production chain.

 

We are driven by the 17 Sustainable Development Goals of the UN. With Leef Point, we’re approaching 5 at once. 

We value and respect the time, effort and needs ...

… of all those who contribute to Leef Point. This starts with a fair wage for our producers* and of course a safe and secure workplace.

Gender inequality of opportunity ...

… is a global problem. Also in India women do not have the same opportunities as men. This is why we work closely with the DWACRA (Development of Women And Children in Rural Areas) initiative. A total of 10 women are responsible for procuring and sewing together the Siali leaves. In addition to fair wages and secure jobs, they also receive the indispensable knowledge of self-empowerment. A further 6 women work in our factory and in addition to health insurance, we also provide basic care for their children so that they can enjoy unrestricted access to schooling.

Through our environmentally friendly production, ...

… which reduces plastic, energy and water consumption to a minimum and respects our nature, we create the possibility to make responsible consumption uncomplicated and easy. We value your participation and together we can make a difference.
We believe that it is possible to combine entrepreneurship, social responsibility and environmental protection. We firmly believe that, in the long term, every small step should be taken in the right direction. We invite you to join us in creating a sustainable future in harmony with nature.

We value and respect the time, effort and needs...

… of all those who contribute to Leef Point. This starts with a fair wage for our producers* and of course a safe and secure workplace.

Gender inequality of opportunity ...

… is a global problem. Also in India women do not have the same opportunities as men. This is why we work closely with the DWACRA (Development of Women And Children in Rural Areas) initiative. A total of 10 women are responsible for procuring and sewing together the Siali leaves. In addition to fair wages and secure jobs, they also receive the indispensable knowledge of self-empowerment. A further 8 women work in our factory and in addition to health insurance, we also provide basic care for their children so that they can enjoy unrestricted access to schooling.

Through our environmentally friendly production, ...

… which reduces plastic, energy and water consumption to a minimum and respects our nature, we create the possibility to make responsible consumption uncomplicated and easy. We value your participation and together we can make a difference.

Production

For centuries, Siali leaves (an abundant non-timber forest product) have been collected to be sewn together with wild grass sticks to make simple slabs. We combine this traditional method with modern techniques to ensure stability and hygiene.
The careful harvesting of the leaves by hand is carried out exclusively by the inhabitants living there in the forests. In this way, we ensure that the plant is not disturbed in its growth and that the habitat for humans and animals is preserved.
In order to obtain a food-safe product that meets all hygiene requirements of the German as well as international market, we use small amounts of water for basic cleaning and then sterilize it with UV light.

Siali life cycle

About us

Krishna Pantakani

Krishna is a Biology research scholar trained in Human genetics. Born and brought up in India with an agriculture family background, his penchant to preserve the Mother Nature, is ingrained right from his childhood. Realizing that it’s high time to put his thoughts into practice, he has now taken the initiative by founding Leef Point.

Enactus

Enactus – The team around Krishna are members of Enactus Göttingen. With over 70,000 members, Enactus is the largest student entrepreneurship initiative in the world. By founding independent start-ups, we solve social and ecological problems with an entrepreneurial approach.

Antonia

“At Leef Point, I keep realizing how harmoniously social responsibility and entrepreneurial thinking can work together.” 

Antonia not only likes ...

…  to apply her knowledge from her business studies to business issues of Leef Point, but also, at least in a broader sense, to her great passion – cooking! How much Garam Masala optimizes the dish and what products do I need to buy to minimize my plastic consumption? The best way to serve it is, of course, on a Siali plate.

Amanda

Amanda is studying Therapeutic Science Physiotherapy. In order to create space in her head for new ideas that will help Leef Point move forward, she likes to dance Hip Hop.

Marius

Marius brings his know how from his ecosystem management studies to Leef Point. Because of his creative and alternative way of thinking he always has a plan B in stock.

Imke

Imke is studying business administration with a focus on corporate management. Her specialties are innovative strategies and creative tactics. These are not only used at Leef Point, but also in the field. She has been playing football for 8 years.

John

John is studying business informatics. He helps us to always be technically and digitally up to date, so that we don’t miss any trends!

Anastasia

Anastasia is studying Global Business with a focus on management. At Leef Point she is in her element when it comes to developing marketing strategies. She finds start-ups with a focus on social entrepreneurship particularly exciting. 

In addition ...

… Anastasia likes to travel to get an idea of the respective culture – is that where the good ideas in marketing come from?! A semester abroad in Warsaw is her next travel project. Her guide for working at Leef Point is “Great things never came from comfort zones”.

Cooperation between Leef Point & DWCRA

We are in close cooperation with two DWACRA groups (Development of Women And Children in Rural Areas) – a program of the Indian government to empower women in rural India. Elementary here are a FAIRE payment and social security, for example through health insurance and the provision of their children to enable them to attend school. The group consisting of ten women supply us with the raw material after applying traditional sewing techniques and an individual touch. Another 8 women work in our factory.

Unser Ressourcen- & Produktions­managementteam

Hari, Suneetha, Satish

Our Production Team

Members from DWCRA groups: Kumaraswami SHG, Sri Anjaneya SHG, Sri Lakshmi SHG, Sri Durga Bhavani SHG, Sri Vinayaka SHG