Not only is such a bowl dirt cheap and allows a cottage industry to thrive, it is also safer to both humans and the environment.
Like we told you before, eating hot food from plastic cups or styrofoam containers is hazardous to health. The leaf bowls are made from, yes, leaves; so they are natural! Also, unlike the non-biodegradable styrofoam and plastic, the leaf bowls degrade naturally.
They were inspired to make these after seeing the large pile of styrofoam containers in Thailand’s north.
There is nothing new about the bowls produced by the Naresuan University. It is of the same make and kind as you would find at your nearest roadside food stall.
Oh, and one more thing! They have applied for a patent.