All products offered are made of natural or residual materials, no chemicals or toxins are added during the production process, resulting in a 100% bio degradable product.
Technically all materials are biodegradable, but since a traditional plastic water bottle will take over 450 years to decompose, the term biodegradable can be interpret in many ways. Compostable materials on the other hand go one step further, by providing the earth with nutrients once the materials has completely broken down. There are many types of composts, the basic idea behind a compost heap is to create an ecosystem within the heap that will break down the materials added to it and turn it in to nutritious soil which can be used to nurture other plants. The efficiency of a compost is dependent on a few factors such as wind, sunlight and drainage. The time frame for decomposing depends on the material, some materials, like bio plastics, need a more intense compost environment and a little longer time before it is fully decomposed. Materials such as sugarcane bagasse and palm will take around 5-6 weeks to completely decompose in a regular 'home made' back yard compost heap.
Bagasse, or sugarcane pulp, is the residual material after processing sugarcane. Most of the time this residual matter is reluctantly burnt, while it could serve a much better purpose. We take care of this material and manufacturer beautifully designed disposable tableware, giving the material one last purpose before it is given back to the earth through composting.
By taking care of this residual material we reduce the emission of CO2, since the pulp isn't burnt, while at the same time providing a natural alternative to harmful plastic disposables.
The Hampi product line is made from naturally shed palm bark. The Areca palm tree sheds its bark seven times a year, the wooden bark parts are separated from the green leaves. The leaves are left on the ground around the tree trunk to biodegrade and give back nutrition to the tree. The bark parts are then transported to the local factory where they are washed and heat pressed into their shapes and sizes. The final plates are than washed again and submitted to 10 different quality tests before being shipped out.
No toxic or chemicals are used in the production process resulting in a 100% green product.
The Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC) is an international, independent non-profit organization that sets guidelines and criteria for forestry worldwide, which are then used to develop standards for worldwide forest management. FSC Wood ensures that products comes from a well-managed forest that provide environmental, social and economic benefits.
FSC Wood is strong and an excellent material to use for cutlery.