Bamboo is one of the most – if not the most – sustainable materials nature has to offer. It comes from the grass family and grows at a surprisingly fast rate. Some bamboo can grow between two to three feet in a 24-hour period! Since less area is required to harvest bamboo, the surrounding (and often endangered) habitat remains untouched.
End-of-life recycled cardboard is cardboard that has been recycled so many times that the fibers are shortened and have limited ability to be made into high-end paper products. Often, they are accidentally sent to landfills. By collecting this end-of-life cardboard, putting it into a large blender and adding water as well as our bio-based additive, we form it into our Greenlid shape.
After harvesting the grain, the wheat stalk is normally disposed of in compost facilities or landfills. By fashioning the natural wheat stalk into a replacement for plastic straws, we reduce both wheat and plastic waste. No additives or processing is required with natural
The plant fiber used in our plates and
lids is a raw material obtained after wheat and bamboo have been harvested.
The strong, fibrous stalks are molded
into plates, bowls, cups, and other products. The products created from
this process are 100% compostable. Unlike paper products, our plates and bowls don’t require the cutting down of trees.
The palm leaf production process does not involve any chemicals, additives, synthetic materials, or strengthening agents. It is a 100% chemical-free product. Palm leaf plates and bowls are made from fallen dry leaves, which are otherwise wasted, sent to
landfills or composted.
In our search for materials with the strength to cut food while remaining compostable (and affordable), we choose sustainably grown birch. Birch trees are an abundant and relatively fast-growing hardwood species that cause minimal destruction of biodiversity when cut down. Birch is a sustainable and durable choice that has less impact on the environment than alternative hardwoods, which have lengthier growing periods.