Sourced from Areca Nut Plantations, Areca trees shed roughly 8 to 10 leaves per year. The fallen leaves are taken to the factory where they are washed under high pressure spring water. 80% of water used to clean the leaves is diverted back into production processes for reuse.
The shaping process involves the leaf pressed and heated to 180° C (also doubles as heat sterilisation).
The pressed leaves are then checked, sent for edging and UV sterilisation. The offcuts are used to make smaller bowls, so there is very little waste. Final scraps are used as compost to fertilise the same trees they fell from.
The tableware is then treated just prior to packaging using a Photohydroionization process. This non penetrating chemical free, ionising UV radiation is a very effective food grade sanitation method.
Palm leaf plates/bowls/platters are safe for Hot or Cold Liquids, do not go soggy with hot liquids, are strong and are easy to hold with the natural insulation of the leaf
Microwaveable up to 2 mins
Convention Oven at 180 degrees for up to 40mins
No taste transfer to food from the Palm Leaf