Is LEEF palm leaf tableware mould free?
As a natural raw material, palm leaf tableware is not 100% mould free, however we subject our tableware to a double quality check to detect possible mould growth. Furthermore, our palm leaf tableware is certified for food use - by TÜV and SGS - and can therefore be used without hesitation.
Is LEEF palm leaf tableware microwave, oven and cold-resistant?
Yes, LEEF palm leaf dishes are heat and cold resistant and suitable for microwave and oven use to a certain extent. It can withstand up to 30 minutes at 180°C in the oven and up to 2 minutes at 500W in the microwave. We are not aware of any limitations in the fridge and freezer.
Can I burn LEEF palm leaf dishes?
Yes, LEEF palm leaf tableware is combustible, but not too flammable. The nice thing about it is that no additional CO2 is released when it is burnt, only the CO2 that the plate has bound as a leaf. No toxic gases are produced either.
Is LEEF palm leaf tableware stable, waterproof and grease-resistant?
Yes, LEEF palm leaf tableware is stable, water and heat resistant, insulating and cut-resistant due to the solid material. The plates do not disintegrate when heavily used with sharp knives, nor do they dissolve with lots of barbecue sauce or soup.
Is LEEF palm leaf tableware a bio-based plastic or biodegradable plastic?
LEEF palm leaf tableware is a natural product and not a plastic, so it does not fall under either of the 2 categories. It is 100% biodegradable. You can find more information here
Is LEEF palm leaf tableware reusable?
Our LEEF palm leaf tableware is sold as disposable, but can be used several times at home. Simply wipe with a damp cloth or wash by hand and dry. However, we recommend disposing of the tableware after 10 uses at the latest.
Is LEEF palm leaf tableware environmentally friendly?
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 be seamlessly returned to the natural cycle after use.
Is LEEF palm leaf tableware compostable?
LEEF palm leaf tableware usually composts within three months even under natural conditions and has been certified as compostable by the DIN 12432 seal. To speed up natural composting, we recommend breaking it into several pieces before disposal.