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Palm Leaf Bowls (18cm)
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Palm Leaf Bowls (18cm)

25 natural, compostable party bowls, replace paper bowls with something eco!

£12.24 inc. VAT

Have a more eco friendly party or picnic with these palm plate 18cm bowls from the Wholeleaf Co. Made from fallen palm fronds - they are 100% natural and therefore bio-degradable and home compostable. Palm plates are very durable and robust; you can even use them for soup, and in the microwave and in the oven. Added to that, they are oil and water resistant - so no more complaints about soggy plates!

Once they have been used, they can be turned into earth enriching compost or they could be donated to farms as animal feed. Cows, in particular, love them.

We sell them in packs of 25 bowls.



Dimensions: 18 x 18cm

Reusing your plates and bowls
Although palm leaf plates and bowls are entirely natural and untreated, they can be used a few times, depending on what sort of food you serve on them. If you wash and dry immediately after use then you should be able to reuse them a few times.

About Palm Leaves
India has an abundance of Areca Palm trees, which shed leaves every 21 days or so. When the leaves fall to the ground, the farmers collect them - some are composted or used for earthworm farming, but most of the leaves are burned.

Some of the leaves are used to make plates and bowls and just about anything else you might serve food from.

The trees are usually found in rural areas where the local people are often marginalised and have difficulty supporting themselves. Making palm plates is a good way for them to earn a living and help support their families.

As the process is very hands on, for the amount of leaves that fall to ground in India every year, up to 300,000 people could be employed making palm leaf plates to replace all the paper and plastic ones around the world.

The palm leaf plates are certified compostable and food safe and each individual bowl or plate is unique - markings vary.

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View all the eco products in our eco friendly tableware section, or click on any of the links on the left hand side to see more.
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You'll only ever pay one delivery charge.

Standard UK delivery costs from just £3.95 per order
Express UK delivery costs from just £6.95 per order

Standard UK delivery is FREE for orders over £50.

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We send all orders by Royal Mail, or by courier if it's heavy. Royal Mail deliver Monday to Saturday, couriers deliver Monday to Friday.

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