These 9" bagasse plates are made of sugar cane fiber that is a by-product of the sugar refining process. The unbleached plates are a natural tan color. The plates have no coating and are biodegradable and compostable. They can be used for hot or cold foods, and are thick and sturdy, microwaveable, freezer safe, oil resistant and capable of handling boiling water. Case of 1000 (20 packs of 50). Made in China. Eco Categories: Recycled, biodegradable, less toxic.