"We can't change society, but we can change the products it uses".
Under this creed, we - a Berlin-based start-up called Leef - have gone into battle against the constantly growing consumption of disposable plastic products. Our constantly growing team, around managing director Claudio Vietta, is a colourful bunch from different professional fields. We all have just 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 each turned our backs on our jobs within conventional economy and looked for a vocation with more meaning. At Leef, we have found it and have been working every day since then to make the world's garbage mountains just that little bit smaller. In doing so, we always take a professional approach, but never lose sight of fun.
After a crowdfunding campaign in 2013, with the help of which we transported the first containers with palm leaf plates from India to Germany, we have established ourselves securely on the market. We now offer the broadest product portfolio in Europe in the constantly growing palm leaf sector.
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 Germany in the catering sector. Due to the growing awareness of 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, plate by plate...
We not only eliminate plastic waste, but we also protect endangered rainforests for future generations. Through our Leef Unlimited division, we sell plates with rainforest protection. Every plate sold protects one square metre of rainforest and saves it from being cleared in the long term. Furthermore, we run a non-profit project Leef Events, through which we profitlessly equip events up to big festivals with our palm leaf dishes including rainforest protection. Thus, we preserve vital forest and close the circle to preserve the natural supply of palm leaf. Plate for plate. Unlimited.