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• Naturally biodegrades in fewer than 2 months after disposable.
• BPI certified 100% compostable
• Made of fallen leaves, an agriculture waste product most often burned.
• No heat transferred and maintains shape when it contact with hot substance.
• Microwave -safe up to 2 minutes on high and oven-safe up to 45 minutes at 350 degrees.
These products are sustainably produced and providing source of living for many families in South of Asia.

We know it’s hard to believe Areca “ORIGROW” is intended for single-use, but our line is actually fully biodegradable and compostable. Because we do not use any bonding agents, lacquers or chemicals and our product is natural and porous, we cannot legally recommend washing and reusing Areca “ORIGROW”?We can, however, tell you that our customers often write in that they hand wash the plates and enjoy them time and again.

The products we have on our website are bio-degradable and sustainable: Palm Leaf Tableware Naturally fallen palm leaves from Areca Nut Palm trees are heat pressed into shapes. No chemical is used in its production. Naturally biodegrades when exposed to elements in the compost bin or at the tip. These are microwave safe, can hold hot and cold foods, sturdy and oven safe to 220°C for 15 minutes.

No. Recycling involves melting permanent materials (i.e. metals, glass, plastic, and etc), and reforming them for reuse. Since our products are made from leaves, they’re compostable and will naturally return to the earth in 2 months. This process uses 90% less energy than recycling.

Yes, within reason. Areca “ORIGROW” is significantly more durable than plastic or paper plates. It’s perfectly safe to heat Areca “ORIGROW” in the microwave for up to 2 minutes or in an oven up to 350 degrees for 45 minutes (making sure they are at least 6? from heat source). You can also store Areca “ORIGROW” products in the refrigerator or freezer.

No. Areca “ORIGROW” products won’t alter the taste of your food in any way. They also have no lacquers on them, so there’s nothing to leach into your food-something that can happen with plastics or PLA plastics (aka bio-plastic).

Do I need to wash them before I use them? You can serve meals on our products straight out of the package! All Areca “ORIGROW” is cleaned twice in our factory. They’re ready to use but if you wish, you can wipe it before using.

Our “ORIGROW” is produced in India, where all of our workers receive fair wages in safe working conditions and are provided access to medical care. Isn’t shipping your product from India energy inefficient?? Ships do use energy, but they are a surprisingly efficient means of transportation, especially since our products pack flat. We believe we have a negative carbon impact, between us saving millions of leaves from being burned and our hyper-efficient factory.