Our green placemats are made with a genuine concern for the environment. They are made on 100% tree- and pulp-free synthetic waterproof paper. The paper's durability allows it to be wiped off and used over and over again, staying out of the waste stream longer. The paper is 100% recyclable and no ozone layer threatening emissions result from the the manufacturing process. All of this results in the conservation of forests, waters, and our Earth’s precious natural resources.