Bamblu palm leaf disposable plates are chic, cool and 100% organic and biodegradable. Each plate will vary from light beige color to a dark brown color. For hot or cold foods, solids or liquids and lighter than bamboo or wood tableware, they're very sturdy holding up to 20 times their own weight. Ideal for portable camping gear, RV camping supplies, long hikes or a travel emergency kit in your car. Use for indoor or outdoor dining and picnics, buffet dining, snacks or hors d'oeuvres. Earthen palm leaf plates accentuate a wide variety of styles for wedding dinner menus, birthday party themes, and really should be on your tailgate party list! after using, simply toss in the trash with food waste or home compost and produce nutrient rich soil within two to three months. Cows and sheep have been known to love them, too! use of eco-conscious products underlines your commitment to eco-conscious living to your guests or your customers. Reusable, though designed for one use. May be gently washed with soapy brush and water. Do not immerse in water, dry flat upside down. Remember, it is a leaf! cases are packaged in packs of ten (10) in food grade shrink wrap, protecting against warpage and have a two year shelf life, as packaged. Store in a dry location. Best practice is to keep packages sealed until ready to use. How they are made when you see the Bamblu panda, you know your tableware is of consistent quality and shape as all are produced in one factory. If not recycled into disposable tableware, these palm leaves would likely have been collected and burned, polluting the air. A completely renewable resource, dry and fallen areca palm leaves are collected, pressure washed, scrubbed, sundried, and compressed. Finally, all are sterilized. Only water is used in the shaping and sterilizing process and nothing is added. Excess water is re-used for agriculture and leftover pieces of leaves are composted. Truly, from earth to table and back.