Commercially compostable plates that are Tree-Free, BPA Free, Chlorine Free, and USDA Certified Biobased! Lightweight, sturdy, and oil, leak, and cut resistant. Microwaveable and freezer safe. What are Tree-Free plates?
Emerald™ Tree-Free plates are transforming agricultural waste and barren land into new revenue streams. Many farmers leave their waste to decompose or are forced to burn and discard the dry pulp residue after it is extracted from their crops. Burning and wasting this valuable material takes time and energy away from farmers and causes local air pollution to increase within the community.
Our innovations in Tree-Free™ material changes all of that! Unlike hardwood trees that take decades to grow to full maturity, Emerald™ uses rapidly renewable resources like sugarcane bagasse, wheat, and miscanthus, which all grow back in less than one year, making Emerald™ Farm to Tissue® and Farm to Paper® line of products a sustainable alternative to deforestation caused by paper products.
What is BPA Free? Emerald paper plates are also BPA free. Bisphenol A (BPA) is a potentially toxic hormone-mimicking chemical used in some plastics and plastic sealants. BPA has also been found in the ink on newspapers and receipts, leading to the presence of BPA in recycled paper products. Emerald Brand Tree-Free products are naturally BPA free!
What is chlorine free? Our pulp bleaching process uses Hydrogen Peroxide, a much safer alternative to elemental chlorine gas, making our products Chlorine free.
What is FSC Certified? Where we use wood, it is FSC Certified. The Forest stewardship Council ensures the health of the world’s forests for future generations. FSC Chain of Custody Certification traces wood-based products through the supply chain from forest to end-user.
What is USDA Biobased? As a USDA Biobased product, this identifies this product as made primarily of biological or agricultural materials.
Emerald Tree Free plates are the sustainable alternative to traditional wood-based paper plates. Emerald is saving one tree at a time and you can too with our tree free plates. There are many ways you can help create an environmentally sustainable tomorrow. Tree free plates are just one way you can become part of the solution.