We’ve discussed so many reasons why areca palm leaf plates are great for the environment. But besides just fading away into oblivion, did you know they can also be put to use once we’re done with them? On one hand, when you compost them, you get a fertilizer rich in nutrients that the soil needs. On the other hand, the sheath of the leaf, left over after the plates are punched out of it, can be shredded and used as dry fodder for animals for sheep and cows. This has proven to be an economically better option for farmers, when compared to their paddy-based fodder. Thus, the areca palm tree is an all-rounder when it comes to sustainability. Make an informed decision next time, and choose areca!