Our 5" Divided Square Plates provide a unique, elegant, useful and eco friendly alternative. Our divided plate is perfect for tasty snacks or hors d'oeuvres that have dipping sauces or anything that you would like to keep separate. Bamboo Studio Dinnerware is made from the bamboo sheath. The sheath is a protective covering found on newly emerging bamboo plants. As the plant matures, the sheath falls to the ground and most often is unutilized. Our process collects these sheaths and then they are cleaned, boiled, and pressed into shape. The result is disposable/reusable dinnerware that is elegant, strong and 100% biodegradable. Bamboo Studio dinnerware may be re-used depending on the care. Always hand wash and do not submerge in water. Use a minimal amount of water when washing and dry immediately. Microwave safe up to 3 minutes on medium heat.