Today's consumers are looking for businesses that strive to protect and sustain the environment, and the Earth Wise Tree Free 500 ct Heavyweight Banquet Plate is a wonderful alternative to tree-based or plastic tableware. The banquet plate measures 10.25 inches in diameter and is made from a renewable resource called bagasse. Bagasse is manufactured from the natural by-product of sugar cane processing, the fiber pulp normally seen as waste. The durable plate is cut resistant and leak proof, microwaveable and completely compostable. This plate is perfect for larger portions served at catered events or formal meals, or for businesses such as restaurants and hospitals. This environmentally sustainable plate is not only high quality but goes beyond green. The Earth Wise Tree Free Heavyweight Banquet Plate is sold in quantities of 500 per case (4 packages each containing 125 plates).