Greening Up in the Kitchen

Greening Up in the Kitchen

Food & Drink

Greening Up in the Kitchen


By Cari Martens

It seems the Green Movement brings more to the table every day.

This set of dishware from ecosource Home & Garden straddles somewhere a line between fine china and picnic disposables—and aims to be totally earth-friendly. The biodegradable plates and bowls, called grÄ“nware, are made primarily with renewable plant fiber from bamboo, straw and rice hulls. The stylish line contains no petroleum, no plastic. Even its colors come from natural products such as coconut.

When you’re tired of these dishes, instead of trying to sell them at a garage sale, you can simply break them and throw them away or toss into the compost pile. Under proper conditions, grÄ“nware will biodegrade in as little as four months.

The dishwasher-safe dishes have a natural elegance to them, but the manufacturer claims grēnware is strong enough for picnics or poolside meals. It comes in two colors: Natural and Cocoa.

I’d say your first meal on these plates should be a veggie burger. It would feel right at home on grÄ“nware.

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