Areca Palm Leaf Compostable China

Areca Palm Leaf Compostable China

Regina Yunghans
Jul 15, 2009

Disposable plates used to be a standard of the season. But it's becoming increasingly common to use permanent dishware, biodegradables, recyclables, and even compostables. One such compostable dish is made of pressed dried Areca palm leaves...

It's a traditional technique taken from rural households in India. The process makes these beautiful, natural pieces that are fully compostable. Using this process, each beautiful plate is unique - an aesthetic and green-factor that sure beats blue plastic Dixie!

Some palm leaf dish makers: British Columbia's Earthen, Scotland's Bio Bags, and NYC's VerTerra.

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