Before the industrial revolution, human civilisations maintained a symbiotic relationship with nature, deploying organic resources and returning them in a manner that honoured the natural order. Waste simply wasn't part of their way of life.
Arekapak is a concept that pays homage to that principle. Inspired by traditional uses of materials native to India, this packaging range remodels leftover areca palm leaves into aesthetic containers for food and beauty products. It can be composted at the end of its life, feeding nutrients back into the soil without polluting footprints. The German-Indian team behind this renewable alternative still has a point to prove when it comes to scalability, but the proposition is exactly the kind of paradigm shift we need.