What are your palm plates made out of and are they really sustainable?
Our plates are made out of leaf sheaths which grow on areca palm trees in India. No trees are ever cut down, instead, the leaves naturally fall down and then are gathered, heat pressed into shape, and sanitized. The source material is renewable, and the process is 100% sustainable.
Are palm plates and palm oil made from the same trees?
No, our palm plates are made from areca palm trees in India, while palm oil is made from a different palm tree variety in Malaysia and Indonesia. No areca palm trees are cut down to make our plates.
Are palm plates strong and durable?
Yes! Our palm leaf plates are much thicker than disposable paper, bamboo, or plastic party plates, so they are much more durable. You can use knives and forks without worrying about breaking the plate.
Are palm plates reusable?
These plates are meant for single use. However, you can reuse them with dry foods that don’t leave residue.
Are palm plates dishwasher safe or hand washable?
These plates are not dishwasher safe. You can lightly hand wash them with a damp cloth.
Are palm plates microwavable or oven safe?
Yes, they are microwavable on high for up to 2 minutes, and are oven safe for up to 30 minutes at 350 degrees (make sure that there is at least 6 inches between the plates and the heat source).
How do I dispose of palm plates?
You can throw them into any regular trash or any backyard compost. They will naturally biodegrade in 5-8 weeks.
What can you fit on palm plates?
The 10″ plates can hold any large meal. The 8″ plates are great for smaller entrees. The 6″ plates are great for any desserts as well as appetizers. The 4" plates can fit bite sized portions or hors d’oeuvres.
Are Aevia palm plates certified under the USDA BioPreferred program?
Yes! You can find more information about our certification by going to the USDA website and searching for "Aevia" in the catalog.
What is the cutlery made out of and is it compostable?
This cutlery is made out of birch wood and is 100% compostable.
Is there any sort of coating?
Absolutely no coatings of any kind are added. These are 100% natural and organic.
Are the forks and knives strong enough for tough foods?
Yes! This cutlery is thicker and stronger than typical plastic alternatives.
Can you use the spoons to eat soup?
Yes, however, because the spoon is shallow it is best for foods such as oatmeal, chile, and desserts like ice cream, yogurt, and cake.
Can you reuse them?
These are intended for single use.
Where is my order?
It can take up to 2 business days to process and once your order is shipped, you will receive an email with tracking information. Please note that there may be delays during the holidays. If you have not received a tracking number after 5 days, please contact us here.
What are your shipping and returns policies?
Please see our shipping and returns policies here.
What payments do you accept?
We accept Paypal, Apple Pay, Google Pay, Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover card payments.