Often mistaken for bamboo plates due to their texture and sturdiness, palm leaf plates are a great alternative to paper, plastic or porcelain for entertainment purposes.
To highlight this further, here are my top 5 qualities of palm leaf plates:
1. Palm leaf plates are 100% biodegradable
The naturally fallen palm leaves from which the plates are made from, originate in India from the Areca Palm Tree. Each palm tree will shed its sheath several times a year, from which between 1-3 plates can be made. As this is a 100% natural product, it means that the plates are 100% biodegradable and 100% compostable – how cool is that? You can simply toss them in the compost when finished and let them return to the earth.
2. A real conversation starter
Every time I’ve used these at either an event, party or BBQ, my guests have commented on the unique, stylish and elegant look of the plates. Say goodbye to flimsy paper plates and hello to a real elegant alternative that will be sure to have your guests blown away. Even better, each plate is totally unique in look due to the natural origin of the product. I’ve seen these as the focal point of many weddings and other milestone occasions.
3. Sturdy and durable
The plates go through a rigorous cleaning and drying process prior to packing. This leads to a hardening of the leaf which in turn results in an extremely sturdy and durable final product. We’ve always been able to use the plates across a variety of food types. What’s great is that ability to hold food on the plates with one hand without the plate sagging like a paper plate would.
4. Improve your carbon footprint
No trees are cut down to make the plates – much unlike bamboo plates which require the bamboo tree to be cut down and replanted. The Areca Palm Tree is therefore a super eco friendly solution compared to typical disposable dinnerware. Chemicals are never used at any stage of the manufacturing process so waste is minimised.
5. Microwave and oven safe
A final bonus for you – the plates can be put in both the microwave and oven which is great if you want to reheat from leftovers the day after your event. Depending on the food type – it is also possible to reuse the plates a couple of times over.
I hope this gave you some inspiration to try Kijani’s Palm Leaf plates at your next event or gathering – they’ve never let me down.