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Eco-friendly solution to the plastic problem

Nature Myanmar, a small company founded by environmentally minded entreprenuers Ko Min Kyaw Zin and Ko Than Zaw Oo, may have found the solution to replacing styrofoam and plastic: areca palm leaves. Areca nuts, or commonly referred to as betel nuts, are fruit of the areca palm tree. Up till now, the leaves that fall […]

Areca nuts pile up at Indian border

Myanmar is facing a glut of areca, or betel nuts in border trading areas near India due to an influx of the product from Indonesia even as the Indian government continues to limit the import of agricultural goods from Myanmar, traders say. Areca nuts were a major export to India via the Tamu border trading […]