Plate-Oh

A biodegradable disposable plate that can be used several times

Plate-Oh is a biodegradable multi-layered disposable plate. It aims to target environmental issues including single use disposable plates that generate a lot of waste. Annually, the USA produces 2.38 million tons of waste generated from disposable cups and plates alone!

Layers of paper plates are pressed together for Plate-oh. Peeling a used layer reveals a clean plate underneath. You can peel and reuse the plate up to ten times.

Disposable plates are in demand due to the convenience they offer. With Plate-oh, convenience is offered without negatively impacting the environment. This environmentally conscious design is an economically friendly and convenient solution. Plate-Oh does not ask you to make sacrifices, on the contrary, it is still as economical and convenient as regular disposable plates. Simply better for the environment.

Year

2011

Client

Twelve Degrees

Awards & Mentions
  • Spark Awards – Silver
  • Red dot Award – Honorable Mention
  • IDEA International Design Excellence Awards, Finalist
  • A’Design Awards – Silver (Italy),
  • Green Dot Awards,
  • Green Dot Awards, Honourable Mention

Ten biodegradable, disposable layers reduces waste and don’t harm the environment.

Prototyping

Challenge: Experimenting with a diverse range of food-safe, biodegradable materials that are relatively tear and water proof.