With summer BBQ invitations coming in thick and fast, the eco-conscious consumer understandably breaks out in a light sweat at the thought of yet more wasteful, disposable plastic party tableware.
Leading the way and offering stylish yet affordable products for an earth friendly party, Little Cherry today announces the launch of a brand new range of stylish compostable tableware, which are not only friendly to the earth, but also friendly to the craftsmen too!
The beautiful plates and serving dishes are handmade in India from palm leaves which have naturally fallen to the ground. India has an abundance of palm leaves, which are shed every twenty-one days or so, these leaves are collected by local people; some are used for earth-worm farming, but most are burned.
The leaves which are destined to be beautiful compostable plates, serving dishes and bowls are collected and soaked in local spring water, before being shaped by stamping the leaves at high heat between two moulds. The process is totally natural and has no need for any nasty additives or chemicals – just spring water and sunshine!
Supporting rural communities, the manufacture of these palm leaf eco-friendly plates is carried by craftsmen in areas where they have been marginalised in the past and have had difficulty supporting themselves. Through collecting the naturally fallen palm leaves and creating these plates, the people are able to earn a living to support themselves and their families successfully.
As the process is very hands on, for the amount of leaves that fall to ground in India every year, up to 300,000 of its millions of under privileged people could be employed making palm leaf plates to replace all the paper and plastic ones around the world.
Durable and robust, they are suitable for hot, wet and oily foods and can even be used in the oven or microwave. Not only are they sustainable and made from a renewable resource, due to the natural variance in each leaf, the plates are wonderfully unique and stylish, and are sure to become a great discussion point at your eco-friendly party!
After use they can become lovely enriched compost for your garden – or they can be donated to local farms to be fed to the animals, who love them!
So spread the word and let’s try to make a real effort this summer to replace plastic tableware with this gorgeous earth-friendly tableware from Little Cherry.
Contact: Lucy Brindley
Phone: 01753 857003
Notes to Editors:
Little Cherry boasts a wonderfully comprehensive range of affordable eco-friendly children’s party supplies including eco-friendly party bags, tableware and decorations and can be found at www.littlecherry.co.uk . Little Cherry makes ethical party planning simple for busy mum’s with tips for a great party, recipes, simple ordering, and express delivery.
Created and run by Lucy Brindley, Little Cherry provides a proactive and friendly service and has glowing testimonials from past customers!
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