Why Are Palm Leaf Plates A Thing? - Things You Need to Know About Palm Leaf Plates

You are planning a party. Great!

However, thinking of the pile of dirty dishes after a party is daunting, so you decide to look for disposable tableware. You have known about the eco-friendly palm leaf plates for some time, but you are not sure if it is right for you.

This is all you need to know about palm leaf plates.

What is the palm leaf board made of?

Palm leaves - yes, you got it right!

The palm leaf plate is made from the fallen leaves of the areca palm tree. These trees are mainly distributed in tropical regions of the Pacific Ocean, Asia, and parts of East Africa. You may be wondering how to make a plate from tree leaves. How is this...

As part of the natural growth cycle, the areca palm trees shed their dry fronds many times a year. When falling onto the ground, the fronds look like yellow-brown sheaths, thick and like bark.

Local farmers collect sheaths. These are pruned off the leaves, then piled up in a pile, and then sent to the manufacturing plant. The manufacturer cleans the sheaths with fresh water. When they are still wet, the sheaths are molded into various forms.
The heating plate is used to compress the sheath during molding. For larger products, higher temperatures are used. The finished product is dried in the sun to remove residual moisture. The plates are then cleaned and packed into boxes.

The finished product has a natural woody texture, and each plate and bowl is unique, just like the tree from which it came from.

Highly sustainable, this process of ingeniously transforming agricultural waste into elegant tableware is as green as possible.

Palm tableware is sturdy and durable, suitable for all kinds of food

When using palm tableware for the first time, you will be amazed at how strong it looks and feels. The wooden sheath and thermoforming technology used in the manufacturing process ensure the strength and elasticity of the board. Stronger than paper and plastic plates, the palm plate allows you to confidently hold food with one hand!

these leaf plates can be used for all types of food, be it hot, cold, dry, wet or sticky. Unlike plastic trays, palm trays will not react with food, will not bend or collapse due to weight, and will not absorb moisture like paper trays.

Palm plates can be safely used to reheat food in the microwave or store leftovers in the refrigerator. Isn’t that convenient?

Eco-friendly and kind to environment

No trees were harmed, and no chemicals or artificial ingredients were used. The palm leaf tableware is purely natural. Turning originally agricultural waste into highly useful products is the best sustainability.

Although widely used as disposable tableware, when used with dry food, the plates can be wiped clean and reused. Disposal is simple-just throw away the used plates along with food waste.

Home composting is a piece of cake, because the leaf plank will decompose naturally within 2 to 3 months, leaving only nutritious compost for your garden.

Difference between palm leaf plates and bamboo plates

Palm leaf plates are often confused with bamboo boards because they are both plant-based and have a natural wood finish. Bamboo slabs are cut, squashed, and formed into different shapes. A popular manufacturing technique uses multiple bamboo sheets, glued together and hot pressed to strengthen the board.

Palm tableware is more sustainable than bamboo tableware because no trees are cut down during the manufacturing process of palm leaf products.

Are palm plates right for you?

Palm leaf plates are undoubtedly the most eco-friendly and sustainable disposable dinnerware available in the market. The sheer elegance, strength and durability makes them the perfect choice for any occasion.

At DiningStorm, we are proud to offer high quality palm leaf plates, bowls and trays. Try them and we doubt you will ever go back to using plastic and paper plates.
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