Hand-woven, round bamboo trays with many uses. Use them as fruit, vegetable or bread baskets, or spread produce on them to dry in the sun, or use them as a sieve to drain liquid. Perfect to give as a gift. Hand-made in China from strips of natural bamboo. Eco-friendly, biodegradable and compostable.
30 cm diameter x 4 cm height with 2.5 mm gaps in the bamboo webbing
35 cm diameter x 4 cm height with 2.5 mm gaps in the bamboo webbing
40 cm diameter x 4 cm height with 2.5 mm gaps in the bamboo webbing
45 cm diameter x 5 cm height with 3.0 mm gaps in the bamboo webbing
These trays or sieves are made from moso bamboo. The moso bamboo species is not part of pandas’ diet, and it can grow fast – up to 1 meter (3 feet) per day. As a bonus, it uses more carbon dioxide and releases more oxygen than any other bamboo species. Moso bamboo does not require any pesticides or fertilizer.
Humans use millions of plastic sieves and trays every year, and when we’ve finished with them we throw them away. They end up in the ocean or in landfills, as a source of environmental pollution that threatens our health and the health of the planet. That’s why natural bamboo trays have the advantage.
Plastic household items can take between 100 and 1,000 years to completely break down. When plastic is immersed in water, it decomposes into smaller pieces of plastic, until they become what we call microplastics, so small as to be almost invisible. Fish and other marine animals must drink this plastic-infused water. They can also easily mistake plastic for food. They may starve to death. If they live, what they eat ends up in their flesh, so that when we eat them, it enters our bodies too. This is how plastic enters our food chain. Plastic can be toxic: it’s not meant to be eaten.
One solution to all this plastic pollution is bamboo. It’s organic, and vegan. Bamboo trays benefit the environment, and therefore your health. Bamboo is naturally antibacterial.
Bamboo is compostable and biodegradable, because it’s completely natural plant material. Unlike plastic, bamboo does not contain potentially dangerous chemicals that can contaminate your body and the environment.