Simbiousa.com has an amazing range of disposable plates, boxes and garbage bags made from bagasse, sugarcane and wheatstraw fibers. Not only are they a perfect alternative to Styrofoam, plastic and paper plates but are also bio-degradable and durable too. Their range of tableware is made from used sugarcane fiber called as bagasse which is left out after the juice is extracted from sugarcane. Wheatstraw is the plant material which is left after the chaff and wheat have been extracted. These material usually end in landfills or are disposed of by burning which causes air and soil pollution. Using them for creating sustainable tableware is an effective way to use all of our available natural resources in an optimum manner. These little known materials are not only safe, bio-degradable but also strong and can be easily compressed and molded into plates. They are a perfect alternative to plastic, styrofoam and paper plates and come in a range of sizes and dimensions. You can find square, rectangular and circular plates within these dimensions
They also have a range of Clamshells which can be used as containers for your kitchen items and consumables
Do also check a pizza box made from recycled cardboard which is 100% recyclable and also a range of eco-friendly garbage bags. You can also find cutlery, kitchen utilities, straws etc.
The products are deemed to be safe as per FDA standards for food items as they do not have any harmful allergens-Gluten and Gliadins at 5ppm, whereas the current FDA standard is 20 ppm.
Bagasse plates are available in 6`,7 `and 9 ` dimensions and are pure white in color and resemble normal Styrofoam plates. Wheatstraw plates are brown in color and come in the same dimension. Both can be used in your microwave and freezer and are soak proof. They do not use an external shiny wax coating which does away with any harmful chemicals that are sometimes used to add color and textures to paper, styrofoam plates and cups, and can also handle hot liquids till 220°F.
After using them, you can dispose them in commercial compost facilities against normal home composting.