The Areca Palm tree is a tall, beautiful tree that is hugely abundant in India. In fact, there are hundreds of millions of them. The trees are harvested for their fruit the betel nut, which is used in Paan, a popular Indian delicacy.
The tree is endowed with huge leaves, or fronds, which shed and fall to the ground every few weeks. The leaves are usually collected. Some are composted but the remainders, and vast majority, are burned.
We turn these leaves into disposable plates, bowls and platters, as an alternative to plastic and paper plates. The products are natural, compostable and biodegradable and yet stylish disposable dishware. The process is simple; we wash the leaf in spring water and heat press it to the correct shape (this also sterilizes the leaf).
This is what makes our products different from other ecofriendly disposables. Earthens Bioplates are totally natural. No pulp, no starch, just a washed and pressed leaf.
The palm leaf itself varies in thickness from 2 to 4mm, as well as in color and pattern, so you will find that our products vary in thickness, color and pattern too.