PALMYRA LEAF PROCESSING FOR GEDHOG BATIK PACKAGING BASED ON REDUCE, REUSE AND RECYCLE PRINCIPLESMOCH. JUNAIDI HIDAYAT, BRAMANTIJO, MUFI MUBAROH AND NURINA FITRIANI
This study aims to utilize the leaves of palmyra palm, which is an endemic plant of the Tuban Regency in East Java, Indonesia. As a center for Gedhog batik, thus far there is no packaging that utilizes natural materials. The data were obtained from Gedhog batik craft SME in Kerek Tuban Sub-District, which is the center of Gedhog batik craft and batik industry. In addition to facilitating the researchers in assessing the research objects, the obtained data were intended to describe the characteristics of the community and its region. This is natural material experiment research with the deboss technique, natural dyes, and formation techniques using woven palmyra material. The results of this study found that packaging has a natural characteristic and at the same time has an impact on increasing the awareness of artisans and SMEs through a 3R (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle) campaign. Therefore, the use value, the exchange value, the natural material packaging value, and the competitiveness of Gedhog batik are increased.