LEEF palm leaf tableware – versatile use
Looking to buy disposable tableware? Then order our LEEF palm leaf tableware; not only does it impress with its natural beauty and high-quality design, but it is also resistant to heat and cold. When you order our palm leaf plates or bowls, you can be sure that you can use them not only for baking or reheating, but also to store your food safely in the fridge or freezer. LEEF palm leaf dishes are oven and microwave safe. They can withstand up to 30 minutes at 180°C in the oven and up to 2 minutes at 500W in the microwave (these figures should not be exceeded). Mehr lesen
Would you like to use the dishes as a cake tin? No problem! Thanks to the durability of the palm leaves, you can let your imagination run wild. Our party dishes are also suitable for freezing leftovers. Try it out and buy our palm leaf plates! Because of the strength of the unique and high-quality material, LEEF palm leaf tableware is remarkably stable and also naturally water and heat resistant, as well as insulating and resistant to cutting. This makes it ideally suited for hot, cold, fatty, liquid and solid foods.
Production – fair and resource-efficient
LEEF palm leaf tableware is produced exclusively in India, in the rural region of Tamil Nadu and Karnataka. Through the production of LEEF palm leaf tableware, the leaves of the areca palm are given a new and diverse use. Under normal circumstances, the leaves of this tree, which are used for betel nut production, fall several times a year and are burnt as a waste product. At the same time, this means that no dedicated plantations need to be planted for LEEF palm leaf dishes. Instead, the palm leaves of the existing plantations are used, which would otherwise be burnt as waste. LEEF palm leaf tableware not only gives the palm leaves a new use, but also provides the producers with an additional source of income.
Only women are employed to produce LEEF palm leaf plates and bowls, enabling them to stay in their villages and with their families. Furthermore, the production of LEEF palm leaf dishes creates jobs for women in a region where there would otherwise be no employment opportunities. At LEEF, we attach great importance not only to creating fair working conditions for female workers, but also in terms of ensuring fair salaries. In our case, this means paying more than the regional average. We are so successful in this respect that we have been awarded the SA8000 certificate, which certifies us as an ethically correct company.
LEEF palm leaf tableware is unique in disposable tableware production as it is not altered: no additives are used and no chemical treatments are made. As the palm leaves are a waste product, they are simply dried, washed, pressed into their individual shape and then disinfected by UV irradiation. Afterwards, our LEEF palm leaf tableware is sealed in compostable film and shipped to Germany per container.
Highest quality standards – protection against germs
Neither pesticides nor chemicals are used in the production of LEEF party plates and bowls.
The palm leaves are a waste product of the betel nut production and the leaves are not chemically treated, but simply collected, washed, dried and pressed into shape.
As LEEF palm leaf tableware is a natural product, the formation of germs can never be completely ruled out. We know this, which is why we are particularly careful. Our bowls and plates made of palm leaf are first cleaned by water and as early on as during the pressing process, possible germs on our palm leaf tableware are killed due to the high temperatures. In addition, in a second step, all our products are disinfected by UV irradiation which kills bacteria and viruses. Furthermore, silica bags help to trap possible moisture so that our products can be stored without hesitation.
At LEEF, we set high standards for the quality and high value of our products. For this reason, we have our palm leaf tableware tested on two occasions by independent quality inspectors – not only for external defects, but also for germs and pathogens. We therefore ensure that our palm leaf tableware is reliable all along the line.
As testified by our numerous certificates, our palm leaf dishes are safe for food contact. TÜV Rheinland, SGS Fresenius and Büro Veritas, among others, have confirmed this. Of course, this does not only apply to germ contamination, but also to contamination by heavy metals or similar.
Transport – CO2 neutral through compensation
Our palm leaf plates and palm leaf bowls are transported from India to Germany by container ships. Due to the light weight of our palm leaf tableware, the 13,000km sea journey from India to Europe produces only 228kg of CO2 per container. This is comparable to a lorry journey across Germany. We offset the resulting emissions for all our products through our partner atmosfair.
Since the palm leaves bind free CO2 as they grow and we offset the CO2 emissions of the shipping, LEEF palm leaf tableware is therefore at the very least CO2-neutral!
LEEF palm leaf tableware – The sustainable solution to our plastic problem!
One of the unique features of LEEF palm leaf tableware is that it is 100% compostable, including the packaging on selected models. This gives you a thoroughly sustainable and completely compostable product.
Palm leaf is the only material for disposable tableware that does not have to be extracted from nature with a high input of water or energy. The natural leaf remains untreated and can thus also seamlessly return to the natural cycle after use. We call this the “borrowing principle” as the finished leaf is made usable for a single use and then returns to the natural cycle through composting.
Since LEEF disposable tableware has only been “borrowed” from nature, it is compostable, unlike PLA or sugar cane, for example. Our palm leaf tableware usually composts within three months. LEEF palm leaf tableware can also compost in the garden or in the wild. However, out of consideration for environmental pollution, we do not recommend disposal in the open. Therefore, please always dispose of it either in the household compost or organic waste.
Our LEEF palm leaf tableware can be used several times at home depending on the use, just wipe it with a damp cloth and off you go for the next round.
It is possible to burn LEEF palm leaf tableware. When burning our palm leaf tableware, no additional CO2 is emitted, only that which was naturally bound by the leaves during growth. Nevertheless, we recommend composting the palm leaf tableware, as this returns the organic material to the natural nutrient cycle.
Bio-based vs. biodegradable plastics – palm leaf as the most sustainable alternative
Biobased plastics are plastics partly made from biomass (e.g. from maize and sugar cane) and can sometimes be biodegradable but are often not. Biodegradable plastics, on the other hand, are plastics that decompose under certain conditions and leave nothing but CO2 and water behind when they break down. Biodegradable plastics are not necessarily bio-based.
In contrast, LEEF palm leaf tableware is a natural product and not a plastic, so it does not fall under any of the 2 categories. It is 100% biodegradable and no additives are added during the manufacturing process, as is often the case with both biodegradable and bio-based plastics.
Order now – available in our online shop
You can have our products delivered directly to your home. Order now in our online shop our unique palm leaf products in different pack sizes, from 6 packs to 250 packs. You can buy a variety of palm leaf models, from classic plates and bowls to trays, sets and special shapes. If you order LEEF products with a total value over 50€, you benefit from free shipping.
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