In South Indian traditional homes and during festival feasts, the meal is served on banana leaves. Banana leaf is highly eco-friendly as it can be easily produced and composted after use.
South Inda has a very healthy supply chain for the banana leaf right from production to the dining table. Disposal may not be organized but adequate.
A young shopkeeper of a banana leaf stall in the old Kotwal Chavadi relaxes before a busy day ahead.