Palm Leaf Compostable Disposable Plates & Bowls
I'm writing about these Palm Leaf compostable disposable plates and bowls from personal experience with them. The personal, awesome experience of being able throw a pile of the biodegradable fallen Indian Areca palm leaf dishes into the compost bin, instead of rinsing off and loading 30 real plates into the dishwasher, because if I want to have people over to watch the World Cup I better be prepared to clean up after them. And I may as well get a club and a ticket to a baby seal colony if I'm going to use plastic or styrofoam disposable plates, because they're both heinous destroyers of nature.
Ah, the joys of being married to She-Ra: Princess of Power.
Anyway, using the Palm Leaf plates and bowls for a party reduced my cleanup time by more than half, plus left enough room for glasses and silverware in the dishwasher that I only had to run one load.
The palm-based tableware is as sturdy as hard plastic, so able to accommodate heavier and saucier food than paper or styro. It also looks pretty nice for disposable dishes. Maker Brheez notes the fallen leaves used for the plates and bowls have been cleaned and steam-treated, and contain no chemicals, dyes, glue, or wax.
Palm Leaf tableware is microwave-safe for 2 minutes on High, and can go in ovens up to 350 degrees F for up to 45 minutes.