These 3.5" Bamboo Leaf Cocktail Plates are made from eco-friendly bamboo plant leaves and are free from bleaches, dyes, resins, or other chemicals. Durable, these plates are ideal for serving roasted vegetables, sushi, samplers, and desserts and are 100% eco-friendly. They can stand up to heavier dishes with ease and are microwave, oven, and refrigerator safe. Bamboo products are made from the part of the plant called the sheath. The sheath is the protective outer layer of the bamboo's culm that grows in young plants. When the plant has matured, the sheath falls off and is collected, cleaned, and boiled. Once the sheath has been laminated it is then pressed and bonded into the desired shape. This process is completely eco-friendly and does not involve the use of chemicals or toxins. Featuring a sleek design, these plates are a great alternative to traditional plastic tableware.