Our eco-friendly plates are made from the fallen leaves of the Areca Palm Tree. The Areca Palm Tree is endowed with huge leaves and fronds, which shed and fall to the ground every few weeks. These leaves are sundried and heat pressed into disposable plates, bowls and platters. No Chemicals, No Bonding agents, No Lacquers or Sealants used. Each plate is hand pressed from a single leaf. They have a wood like appearance, providing a touch of Nature to every dish they are used for. This elegant dinnerware is also 100% compostable (composts in 60 days – no industrial process necessary) and disposable, making them perfect for indoor or outdoor events. The aesthetic appeal of the plates makes them a great substitute for conventional china during formal and casual events alike. The material does not react with food. All manner of wet/hot/cold foods can be served, without the plate losing its integrity. They are microwave safe ( 2 minutes on high)and oven safe (45 Minutes at 350 Degrees); and capable of withstanding generous portions of food.