Bamblu manufactures and distributes Bamblu Palm Leaf Plates, made from the areca palm tree, a completely renewable resource. They are 100% organic and biodegradable, and were the first palm leaf dinnerware to earn the USDA Certified Biobased product label in July, 2012. Each plate or bowl is made from one areca palm leaf, nothing else.
- Vary from light beige color to dark brown color.
- Oven safe up to 350 degrees for 30 minutes.
- lighter than bamboo or wood tableware, but hold up to 20 times their own weight.
- The bowls can hold hot soup or ice cream.
- Refrigerator, freezer and heat safe.
Designed for one use. Simply toss with food waste or Home Compost Just Like a Leaf in Your Yard ®. Cows and sheep have been known to love them, too!
Also reusable, they may be gently washed with soapy brush and water. Do NOT immerse in water, dry flat upside down. Remember, it is a leaf!
Cases are packaged in packs of ten (10) in food grade shrink wrap, protecting against warpage and has a two year shelf life, as packaged. Store in a dry location. Best practice is to keep packages sealed until ready to use.
How They Are Made
When you see the Bamblu Panda, you know your tableware is of consistent quality and shape as all are produced in one factory. If not recycled into disposable tableware, these palm leaves would likely have been collected and burned, polluting the air. A completely renewable resource, dry and fallen areca palm leaves are collected, pressure washed, scrubbed, sundried, and compressed. Finally, all are sterilized. Only water is used in the shaping and sterilizing process and nothing is added. Excess water is re-used for agriculture and leftover pieces of leaves are composted. Truly, From Earth to Table and Back ®.
As it is impractical to make areca palm leaf dinnerware anywhere other than near the plant source, the factory is in Southern India and works in conjunction with the regional Rural Development Scheme, ensuring employee safety, fair wages and employment throughout the year.
- Inventory is warehoused in Santa Rosa, California.
- Order by phone or through this site. Orders may be picked up at our pick up counter in Sebastopol, CA. Call to schedule pickup.
- Ships in 1 to 2 business days.