This Mangalorean Entrepreneur Has Made Rakhis & Tricolour Badges Which Grow Into a Plant When Planted

This Mangalorean Entrepreneur Has Made Rakhis & Tricolour Badges Which Grow Into a Plant When Planted

Mangalore-based social company, Paper Seed has made tricolour badges  which grows into a plant when planted on the soil after use. The badges are made from areca palm leaf and can be pinned on any body garment as it has a safety pin behind. The badges are embedded with vegetable seeds like brinjal, tomato and leaf vegetable like palak. The badges can be planted in the kitchen garden, pots or on farmlands. The founder and promoter of Paper seeds, Nitin Vas, who is also an artist says “This 75th year of Independence take a pledge to protect the Nature”.  Demand for the badges on the on-line mode have come from Delhi and Nagpur to where they are being dispatched, he said adding that some have placed demand from Mysuru and Bengaluru. In addition, Paper Seed now has also made eco-friendly rakhis from areca palm leaf for this year’s Raksha Bandhan which contain vegetable seeds. About four months ago, it had made seed masks which grow into plants while thrown. Paper seeds earlier has made several eco friendly products earrings, keychains, ladles, cups from coconut shells, driftwood sculptures, baskets from locally available creepers and climbers. Some of the other products include seed pens, bamboo toothbrush, designed papier-mache, seed paper notepad, paper straw, recycled paper cards, newspaper seed pencils, organic agarbatti. It had also made eco-friendly paper flags for Independence Day, toys made from paper pulp which were named as Mangalore toys as they reflected local culture.
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