Zungleboo® products are sustainably made with real plants.
We use a natural composite of natural bamboo fibers and a corn starch bioplastic called PLA. This "bio-compound" is free of BPA and melamine and strong enough for use in home goods such as dinnerware and kitchenware.Bioplastics (biopolymers) are derived from plants and considered to be a far more sustainable alternative to the petroleum-based plastics commonly used in consumer products, such as PP (polypropylene), PET (polyethylene terephthalate), and PS (polystyrene). Zungleboo® products are manufactured using bamboo and corn, two fast-growing, renewable crops. And from a manufacturing standpoint, bioplastics are known to result in 60% lower greenhouse gas emissions and use less than half of the non-renewable energy when compared to conventional plastics manufacturing.
We use plant based and natural materials for all our products. Recently, Zungleboo® was certified by US Department of Agriculture as "USDA Certified Biobased Product" and is now part of the USDA BioPreferred® Program.
Zungleboo® tableware is not just sustainable, but also non-toxic and free from harmful substances. There is zero melamine or BPA and no toxins (lead, cadmium and phthalates) in our products. All Zungleboo® products are tested by third party labs to meet food contact standards set by FDA CFR21 and California Proposition 65.
To learn more, please read our recent blog article, 'The Science of Sustainability'.