A sudden surge of disposable plates has certainly changed the way we eat our meals. However, besides being convenient, single-use plastic products do have a negative impact on our planet and the ecosystem. In fact, besides offering an easy cleanup, most plastic plates or paper bowls fail to handle heavy meals and put you at risk of ingesting toxins leading to severe ailments including cancer.
So, what's the alternative? Well, eco-friendly plates can be a great sustainable alternative to plastic or paper plates. At EcoSoul, we offer a wide range of plant-based plates and other everyday essentials made out of natural resources like palm leaves, sugarcane bagasse, corn starch, and bamboo.
With that in mind, here's what you need to know about choosing eco-friendly tableware and the reasons why you need to switch to palm leaf plates.
What's The Problem With Single-Use Plastic?
Did you know that out of all the plastic products produced in the world, 50% constitute single-use plastic products? And, once discarded, it either ends up in our oceans choking a marine animal, or decays the soil quality in a landfill. In fact, besides the fact that plastic products never really go away, single-use products create a lot of litter and utilize a lot of non-renewable resources, like petroleum, for manufacturing.
So, while it is convenient, single-use plastic products like plates or cups are messing up our ecosystem. Moreover, once these products end up in the landfill, microplastics manage to enter the soil, and then our food chain, making plastic consumption not only bad for the planet but also for our health.
What's The Solution?
Eco-friendly kitchen plates like palm leaf plates are a great way to cut back on your single-use plastic consumption and manage to host easy and convenient meals at the same time.
Made out of naturally fallen Areca palm leaves, these plates are not only planet-safe but also pretty functional. With a durable build and a sturdy appeal, these plates don't buckle under pressure, even if you are holding the sauciest of meals. Plus, these plates and bowls are also microwave, oven, refrigerator, and freezer-safe.
All palm leaf plates and palm leaf bowls at EcoSoul come with a back-to-nature promise and break down into tiny pieces and become compost within a couple of weeks.
Moreover, if you are looking for more options, you can also go for bagasse plates. Made from sugarcane fiber, bagasse plates, bowls, and even cups are a great way to enjoy all your meals guilt-free.
How To Choose The Right Eco-Friendly Plates?
Honestly speaking, there are a lot of options available at EcoSoul that you can choose from. For starters, our palm leaf collection features different shapes and sizes. Available in classic round shapes and sleek square shapes, our palm leaf plates are perfect for some evening munchies, full-fledged meals, or anything in between.
Technically, our 6" plates are perfect for mesmerizing appetizers and, if you are looking for something more filling, you can always order our 8" or 10" palm leaf plates.
Our palm leaf plates come with rustic textures, adding a retro yet bougie vibe to all your table settings. because all plates are made from naturally extracted palm leaves, no single plate looks alike, further adding a raw yet beautiful touch to your dinner tables.
However, if you want something plain, you can also go for our bagasse plates, which range in different shapes and sizes. Besides offering a huge collection of palm leaf, bamboo plates and bagasse plates, you can also check out our other plant-based collections like compostable trash bags, bamboo napkins, bamboo facial tissues, bamboo baby wipes, bamboo cutting boards, bowls, cups, and straws.
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