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The Areca Palm tree is a tall, beautiful tree that is hugely abundant in India. The trees are harvested for their fruit, the betel nut.

Areca trees have large leaves, or fronds, which shed and fall to the ground every few weeks. The leaves are usually collected and burned.

We turn these leaves into disposable plates, bowls, platters and party tableware, as an alternative to paper plates and trays. The products are natural, compostable and biodegradable and yet stylish.

The prouction process is very simple:  we wash the leaf in water and heat press it to the correct shape (this also sterilises the leaf).

This is what makes our products different from other disposables Wholeleaf products are totally natural. No pulp, no starch, just a washed and pressed leaf.


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Bespoke palm
Palm leaf is such a great renewable raw material because you can make all sorts of shapes of dishes and natural packaging products out of it.
If you would like any particular shape or even your own logo on your plates, please contact us to see what we can do for you.

See a gallery of our products in use.

What to do with your Wholeleaf product after use
You could try using it again! You don't even have to eat from it; you can use it for so many different things. We've got palm leaf plates dotted around our homes and the office; useful for storing keys, change and other bits and pieces.

Why not show us how inventive you can be? Email us a photo of you and your palm leaf tableware being used in the most imaginative way you can and we'll put the best ones on our website. Every photograph published gets a free picnic pack.

If you would rather not use it again, then you can compost it. Many local councils also collect organic waste for composting.

If you don't compost at home but you've got a garden, you could just break the plates up and spread the pieces round your garden. They will break down, enriching the soil like any other leaf, within a couple of months.

And if none of those options suit you?

You could put used palm products in your fire to help keep you warm. As you might expect, they don't release any bad fumes into the atmosphere.

Alternatively, why not just wash them with water and feed them to a cow? But please ask the cow if she would like some palm leaf for lunch! If she just moos or says nothing and gives you a blank look, you should ask her owner.