All products offered on naturaltableware.shop are biodegradable, made of natural or residual materials, no chemicals or toxins are added during the production process, resulting in a 100% bio degradable product.
For more information about each material please click on the material you are interested in and learn more.Renewable Resources
Any natural resource that can replenish itself naturally over time, such as the palm bark used to produce our Hampi line.Biodegradable
Biodegradable refers to the ability of materials to break down and return to nature. In order for packaging products or materials to qualify as biodegradable, they must completely break down and decompose into natural elements within a short time after disposal - typically a year or less. The ability to biodegrade within landfills helps to reduce the buildup of waste, contributing to a safer, cleaner and healthier environment. Materials that are biodegradable include corrugated cardboard and even some plastics. Most plastics, however, are not biodegradable - meaning they cannot break down easily after disposal and can remain on the planet as waste for decades.Compostable
Compostable materials are similar to biodegradable materials, as they are both intended to return to the earth safely. However, compostable materials go one step further by providing the earth with nutrients once the material has completely broken down. These materials are added to compost piles, which are designated sites with specific conditions dependent on wind, sunlight, drainage and other factors. While biodegradable materials are designed to break down within landfills, compostable materials require special composting conditions. Compostable packaging materials include starch-based packing peanuts - an alternative to Styrofoam loose fill packaging that can be dissolved in water and added to composts for safe disposal.
Bagasse, or sugarcane pulp, is the residual material after processing sugarcane. Most of the time this residual matter is reluctantly burnt, while it could serve a much better purpose. We take care of this material and manufacturer beautifully designed disposable tableware, giving the material one last purpose before it returns back to the earth through composting.
By taking care of this residual material we reduce the emission of CO2, since the pulp isn't burnt, while at the same time providing a natural alternative to harmful plastic disposables.
The Hampi product line is made from naturally shed palm bark. The Areca palm tree sheds its bark seven times a year, the wooden bark parts are separated from the green leaves. The leaves are left on the ground around the tree trunk to biodegrade and give back nutrition to the tree. The bark parts are then transported to the local factory where they are washed and heat pressed into their shapes and sizes. The final plates are than washed again and submitted to 10 different quality tests before being shipped out.
No toxic or chemicals are used in the production process resulting in a 100% green product.
The Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC) is an international, independent non-profit organization that sets guidelines and criteria for forestry worldwide, which are than used to develop standards for worldwide forest management. FSC Wood ensures that products comes from a well managed forest that provide environmental, social and economic benefits.
FSC Wood is strong and an excellent material to use for cutlery.