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08. 29. 2006

Biodegradable dinnerware


It's true, I don't host many brunches or entertain a lot from home, but if I did, I would definitely get these biodegradable dinnerware sets, not just because they are attractive (call me boring, but I hate paper plates with designs on them, especially seasonal and holiday themes), but because they are made of 100% biodegradable, compostable sugar cane fiber, and the utensils are made of 80% potato starch and 20% vegetable oil.

Sugar cane fiber is a renewable resource, and these pieces are much sturdier than paper; thus they're "microwavable, freezer safe, oil resistant, and capable of handling hot foods and beverages." Never mind that some people consider using disposable dinnerware tacky when entertaining (maybe it's a cultural thing, but I grew up using paper plates at every family gathering), but if you'd rather use your fine china when guests are over, consider these the next time you're planning a picnic.

Get them at Branch.

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don't forget the very cool and green bambo disposable dinnerware:



Ecoproducts has a similar product that is easily obtainable at my local Whole Foods...saves on shipping!

You can find a growing list of compostable foodservice items on the BPI website, starting at

Most are made in the US and contain high amounts of renewable resources as well as being certified as compostable in professionally managed facilities.

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