Made from a naturally shed palm leaf sheath, these plates are sturdy, leak proof and can withstand hot and cold temperatures, including baking food and microwave.
Totally biodegradable, with no chemicals or synthetics used in the manufacture, they can also be mulched, given for animal fodder, or used upside down on garden beds as a mulch.
They can be washed and used again for a limited time depending on how they are used.
Dimensions: dinner plate size (design may be either square or hexagon shape) approx. 24cm width. 25 plates.
The manufacturer received Organic Certification from SKAL international in 2006.
The leaf of the Areca palm is extensively cultivated in South India. The leaf sheath naturally dries, falls and regenerates.
The forming of the plates involves no chemicals, resins, dyes or synthetic material. It begins with the collection of the palm leaf sheaths which are pressure washed. The clean fibre is then sterilized at 180ÂºC through a pre-heated molding process where the product acquires its shape.
The manufacturer uses a “bio ethical business model” where simple and clean huts are erected under the palm groves for the local villagers. The people are paid cash to collect the sheaths and press the bio plates.
Freight surcharge: please note that shipments (including express service & orders over $130) of the palm leaf plates to all areas of WA, NT & TAS and some areas of SA, VIC, NSW & QLD will incur an additional freight charge. Express post to all areas for 2 or more palm leaf products may incur an additonal postage charge. If applicable, we will check this with you before despatch.