Biodegradable alternatives to plastic plates are ideal for when you are throwing a party or having any kind of do that involves catering (say a wedding or veggie barbeque). Conventional plastic plates are wasteful and expensive and never biodegrade. This means that if littered, they break into microplastics and cause harm to the planet and land and ocean creatures, which accidentally ingest tiny pieces of plastic.
These plates are very sturdy and whether for single-use or a few uses, safely biodegrade after use. Some can go in the compost bin, others you simply bin where they will break down in commercial composting systems.
Eco-Friendly Party Plates
These eco-friendly party plates are made from wood fibre, bamboo and sugar cane, all dyed with soy inks. There are 8 plates per pack, in a pretty moulded scalloped design. Choose from small or large sizes, in tones of pale pink, pale blue or pale green.
Plates from Fallen Palm Leaves
These biodegradable alternatives to plastic plates are made by FOOGO Green. They are designed to be used for parties, catering and weddings etc, to avoid the use of plastic plates that cause harm to the planet. Ideal for when you need disposable alternatives, the difference is that after use, these items go safely back to the environment, from where they came.
The Party Pack of Square Plates and Cutlery is made from palm leaves (not the same as palm oil, so don’t worry!) and ideal for any event. From naturally fallen palm leaves, the leaves are gently cleaned with water and heat-pressed to the desired shape and size. After use, just throw in food waste or your compost bin. Ideal for hot, cold, dry, wet, sticky, sweet or spicy food, they won’t bend or collapse under weight, and are microwave-and-freezer safe. The set includes 25 large and 25 small square plates plus 25 wooden knives, forks and spoons.
The company also makes a wide range of complementary items such as serving trays, salad bowls, dessert bowls, wooden cutlery sets (from a fast-growing birch tree) and straws made from wheat (the grain left behind after harvesting – don’t go soggy in liquid) and bamboo (a fast-growing grass, not taken from panda habitats).
Biodegradable Party Cutlery
This biodegradable party cutlery is designed as single use, and composts in a few months. Elegant yet strong, the rigid feel comes from a three ply design. Choose from sets of 250 knives, forks, spoons or sporks (made from organic bamboo).