Areca Palm Leaf Plates are 100% Biodegradable, Compostable and Enviro-friendly products.How Areca palm leaf plates are made?
Freshly fallen, naturally discarded sheath leaves of the Areca palm tree are collected. These leaves / sheaths are neither pulled off the tree nor are any trees cut down, as this is a non-timber forest resource. The trees naturally shed their old leaves, which are then picked up and put into good use.
Each raw sheath is then thoroughly washed with pressure water jets to remove any clinging dirt. It is then hand washed in pure water. The leaves are then rinsed third time in fresh water.
Once clean, the palm sheaths are allowed to air dry.
The clean & dry palm leaves are then molded into various shapes using heated press. Multiple plates of different shapes and sizes are often cut from each leaf in order to reduce waste.
Once pressed into shape, each plate is further cleaned with air jet to remove any dust produced in the cutting process.
Cleaned plates are packed in 25 pieces units and shrink wrapped.
Suitable for hot /cold dishes, gravy, curry etc
Safe to use in microwave oven
Can withstand temperature up to 120*C
Suitable for refrigerator use
Gets fully decomposed in soil within 30 to 45 days and acts as an organic manure.
They can be hand-washed and reused for a number of times.
Please note- oily or sticky substances may absorb into the plates. Do not leave soaking for extended period of time. Compost at the end of its life.