Areca tree shield- for handicrafts

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Areca nut plantations are plentiful in the state- so is the wasted by product – th beautiful, strong, waterproof areca shields.. They are already being used to make non-toxic, lightweight cutlery – ecofrendly alternatives to plastic and paper disposables. However Goa doesnot have an established industry for this- it should!! If not to reduce its plastic waste then to help alternative means of employment to villagers and farmers. How amazing if this material can also be used to make masks? Goa has Shigmotsav, Carnival etc where such unique masks can bring poignance and real meaning to the occasions. And support a cottage industry in the process too

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