"We can't change society, but we can change the products it uses."
Under this credo, we - a Berlin-based company called LEEF - have gone into battle against the ever-growing consumption of single-use plastic products. Our constantly growing team around managing director Claudio Vietta is a motley bunch from the most diverse professional fields. We all have one thing in common: the environment is close to our hearts and we want to contribute to making the world a better place for future generations. For this reason, we turned our backs on our jobs in the conventional economy and looked for a vocation with more meaning. We found it at LEEF and since then, we have been working every day to make the waste mountains of this world a little smaller. In doing so, we always act professionally, but never lose sight of fun.
Since a crowdfunding campaign in 2013 which helped us transport the first containers of palm leaf plates from India to Germany, we have securely established ourselves on the market and now offer Europe’s broadest palm leaf product portfolio – a portfolio which keeps growing.
Our team is specialized in palm leaf like no other. As a result, we have already managed to work our way up to become one of the leading suppliers of palm leaf in the catering sector in Germany. Due to the growing awareness of the consumer society and the trend towards more sustainability, the demand for compostable alternatives to plastic tableware is increasing. This is where we come in and offer our customers the opportunity to make the world a little bit better, one plate at a time...
We not only eliminate plastic waste, but we also protect endangered rainforests for future generations. Through our LEEF unlimited business, we sell plates and bowls with rainforest protection. With every plate sold, one square metre of rainforest is protected and saved from clearing in the long term.
In addition, we run the non-profit project "LEEF Events" through which we equip events up to large festivals with our palm leaf dishes including rainforest protection for no profit. In this way, we preserve vital forest and close the loop to preserve the natural supply of palm leaf. Plate for plate. Unlimited.