Give back to the Earth when disposing of your used palm leaf tableware. It’s easy and environmentally friendly, as they are biodegradable and compostable. Not sure where to start? Here are some ways to dispose of them:
If you have a compost bin or pile at home, you can simply add the used palm leaf plates to your compost. They will break down naturally over time, usually within a few months, depending on factors like temperature and moisture levels. Make sure to break or cut the plates into smaller pieces to speed up the decomposition process.
Municipal or Community Composting
If your local waste management offers a composting program or you have access to a community composting facility, you can dispose of the palm leaf plates there. Be sure to check the specific rules and guidelines for your local composting program, as requirements can vary between different municipalities.
Green Waste Collection
Some areas offer green waste collection services that accept biodegradable and compostable materials like palm leaf plates. If this service is available in your area, you can place the used plates in the designated green waste bin for curbside pickup.
Burying In Soil
If you don't have access to composting facilities or green waste collection, you can also bury the used palm leaf plates in the ground. Dig a hole at least 30 centimetres deep and place the broken or cut-up plates inside. Cover the hole with soil, and the plates will eventually decompose and return nutrients to the soil.
Remember that it's essential to remove any non-compostable items, such as plastic cutlery or wrappers, from the plates before disposing of them. With our palm leaf plates, you can unwind outdoors and give back to nature at the same time.