The story behind our materials

We know that a lot of people out there are looking into changing their buying habits, they’re looking for reasons to make the switch to more natural products and materials but are often greenwashed by what’s currently available on the market.

Our mandate is to make sure anyone interested in our products has full disclosure when it comes to what they’re buying, and how they’re making an impact by choosing honest, raw products.

So we bring you the story behind each material we’ve chosen to use in all of our line of products.

Bamboo

Bamboo is one of the most sustainable materials nature has to offer, if not the most. It comes from the grass family and grows at a surprisingly fast rate. Some bamboo can grow up to 2-3 feet in a 24 hour period. This means that less area is required to harvest it, leaving all that inhabit the surrounded untouched and unendangered.

Plant fibre

The Plant Fibre used in our plates and lids is raw material obtained after wheat and bamboo has been harvested. The strong fibrous stalks are  molded  into plates, bowls, cups and other products. The products created from this process are 100% biodegradable and compostable. Our plates and bowls don’t require the cutting down of trees like paper does

Wheat

After harvest of the grain the wheat stalk is normally disposed of in compost facilities or landfills. By separating the natural wheat stalk and using it in replacement of a plastic straw it completely uses all parts of the wheat plant and turns what was formerly wasted into something that is useful. No additives or processing is required with natural wheat stalks.

Palm leaf

The palm Llaf production process does not involve any chemicals, additives, synthetic material or strengthening agents. It is a 100% chemical free product. Palm leaf plates and bowls are made from fallen dry leaves which otherwise are wasted, sent to landfill or composted.

Birch

To have the strength to cut food, while remaining compostable and affordable we chose sustainably grown FSC certified birch. Birch trees are an abundant and relatively fast growing hardwood species that cause little destruction of biodiversity when cut down. Birch is a sustainable, long term choice that has less impact on the environment than alternative hard woods which have very long growing periods.

Recycled Cardboard

End-of-life recycled cardboard is cardboard that has been recycled so many times that the fibres are shortened and they have limited ability to be made into high end paper products. Often they are sent to landfill accidentally. We take the dirty used cardboard,  put it into a large blender, add water and our bio based additive and form it into our greenlid shape.