Process of making foodware

Our manufacturing process is quite simple and 100% benign in terms of energy consumption and negative impacts on the environment. We wash the leaf in water and heat press it to the correct shape (this also sterilizes the leaf). This is what makes our products different from other ecofriendly disposables. Earthens products are totally natural. No pulp, no starch, just a washed and pressed leaf. We start by collecting fallen leaves from plantations—no trees are ever cut down to make our foodware. The leaves are then brought to our factory, where they are sprayed with high pressure spring water, steamed and UV sterilized. Over 80% of the water used is recaptured and reused, and the entire manufacturing process uses just 10% of the energy used in recycling. The palm leaf itself varies in thickness from 2 to 4mm, as well as in colour and pattern, so you will find that our products vary in thickness, colour and pattern too. What comes from the earth and becomes a leaf on a tree, get shaped, appreciated and then returns to the earth again.


How we are different

  Heat Resistance.

You can comfortably hold our bowl or plate of hot food without cooking
your hand!

  Oven Safe

Can be used to cook food in oven upto 250 degrees, for upto 45 minutes

  Liquid Safe

Our foodware are superior & are all ideal for soups, curries or any other liquid foods


It’s perfectly safe to heat our plates in the microwave for up to 2 minutes


100% compostable. Break down within 60 days


Naturally biodegrades in fewer than 2months after disposal

  Renewal Source

Made only of fallen palm leaves that are gathered, cleaned and pressed

The Comparison

Comparison Biodegradable Compostable Renewable Source Hot Food Hot Liquids Sun Resistance Microwavable Oven safe
The Earthens
Recycled Paper - - -
Recycled Plastic - - - -
Bio Plastic Corn - - -
Sugar Cane
Bamboo - -

Though it’s important to reduce waste, not every plastic, glass or paper product is recyclable. You can follow basic recycling rules when organizing the recycling, but keep in mind you should contact your local public works department for a complete list of items.

Now there are many eco-friendly options available in the market. The chart above outlines how other eco-friendly options compare to Earthens Bioplates.