Making eco easy
We love these compostable leaf plates from Tapari because they are a beautiful and unique way to serve food. When you are finished you can just put them in your compost bin. That really makes eco easy, doesn’t it?
- Surprisingly strong and sturdy bowls and plates made from leaves
- Different sizes to suit your needs – Bowls and Plates from 10cm to 27cm
- A great way to reduce single-use plastic – they are literally made from plants!
- Tapari Ltd supports community development projects in Nepal
Compostable Leaf Plates
- Perfect for Parties: A cool eco-addition to any party or event where you serve food
- Downsides: They are shipped from Asia and they are quite a lot more expensive than other single-use tableware products (like paper plates)
- Upsides: They are so unique and just feel like you are doing good for the environment with them
- Waterproof: They will comfortably hold runny foods like curry but not for more than a couple of hours
- Cost: They are around 80p per unit for the biggest size, which is a lot more expensive than your standard paper plates
- Hygienically Approved: They are safe to eat from with the UKAS Hygiene Certification test. (Northern Hygiene Laboratories, 2020) All dishes have been produced hygienically and all leaves are washed before processing
- Compostable Leaf Plates: Made from Sal Leaves (Shorea Robusta) stitched together with bamboo sticks
10cm Mini Bowls (20 Pack) – Perfect for sauces and dips!
15cm Small Bowls (20 Pack) – Perfect for soups, curries, small snacks and side dishes!
19cm Large Bowls (20 Pack) – Perfect for any meal or snack you would use a bowl for!
23cm Plates (20 Pack) – Perfect for any meal you would use a normal plate for!
27cm Plates (20 Pack) – Perfect for large meals like Thalis with lots of space for salads and extras!
How leaf plates are made (See Video)
Collection: Nepalese villagers collect the Sal leaves from the surrounding areas. The leaves are sustainably collected by hand without killing the trees.
Stitching: They are washed then bamboo fibres are used to stitch the leaves together before being dried.
Pressing: Using a hydraulic press, the layers of stitched leaves are pressed together to create the product which keeps its shape thanks to the natural oils and robustness of the Sal leaves.
Finishing: Once the bowls and plates have been machine pressed into shape the edges are cut and the bowls are ready to be packed.
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