Whether it’s an intimate dinner party, a casual meal with the family, or an outdoor get together, we have your eco-friendly dinnerware covered.
Never fret over harming the environment or your body with your dishes again thanks to this selection of eco-friendly tableware. The last thing you want is a bunch of chemicals leaching into your food – totally yuck – so read on to get the dish on the dishes you should be using now.
Modern, elegant, and simply stunning, this matte glass dinnerware from Viva Terra is perfect for a special gathering or for everyday use. Each piece is made in the USA from recycled glass with a finish that resists fingerprints and smudges.
Unique and beautifully shaped, this eco-friendly dinnerware is also safe for both the microwave and dishwasher. Mix and match dishes in an array of sophisticated colors to match your personal style and taste.
Recycled Glassworks Dinnerware
This contemporary glass dinnerware is special, not only because of its appearance, but also because of the material from which it is crafted. Handmade in San Francisco, California, these plates, bowls, and platters are made from reclaimed window glass.
The owner and artist, Lauren Becker, says that she chooses window glass, also known as plate glass, because it is less likely to be recycled and more likely to go straight to the landfill because it doesn’t have a standardized expansion coefficient, unlike bottles and jars. These sturdy dishes are great for everyday use and can even be washed in the dishwasher.
Lime and turquoise dinnerware is a great way to brighten up every table. Offered by Viva Terra, these dishes are made from quickly renewable and abundant bamboo fiber. The eco-friendly plates and bowls are strong enough to withstand everyday use and would look beautiful outdoors on the patio paired with the festive and colorful recycled glass margarita collection for a relaxing evening meal.
Another bright and cheerful choice, this bamboo dinnerware from Zak Designs has simple, functional appeal, is made from 75 percent bamboo and is 100 percent biodegradable. These dishes, serving pieces, and mixing bowls are also BPA free which is definitely a plus.
Zak Designs bamboo dinnerware comes in a gazillion beautiful colors and could easily be mixed and matched for a customized collection. Use these at the dinner table, the picnic table, as fruit bowls, or anywhere you’d like to add a pop of color.
Minimalistic, chic, and eco-friendly, the stunning biodegradable dinnerware from Wasara is elegant enough for a wedding, cocktail party or corporate event, yet equally as fine for everyday use.
Inspired by Japanese aesthetics and values, this tableware creates the perfect, neutral backdrop to showcase your food and drinks – and they fit perfectly in hand, thanks to the ergonomic shapes designed by Japanese craftsmen.
Wasara uses bamboo and bagasse pulp poured into a pulp mold that is then dehydrated under heat and pressure in a press machine, without the need for starch or glue.
Fallen Leaf Disposable Dinnerware
Stylish, biodegradable, and compostable, this earthy dinnerware is crafted from just two simple ingredients: fallen palm leaves and water. According to VerTerra’s website, these dishes will also enhance plant growth by over 15 percent when added to soil during the composting process.
Durable and versatile, these can be placed in the microwave and dishwasher, and can withstand hot foods, liquid, and oils. Use these at your next picnic, barbeque, or even an outdoor wedding.
Sugarcane Disposable Dinnerware
The most laid back of the bunch, this biodegradable dinnerware would be great at a camping trip, in the RV, or even kept in the pantry for use on those nights when you just don’t feel like doing the dishes. Snag these 100 percent plant based plates, bowls, cutlery, and cups from Repurpose and you’ll be able to dine with a clear conscience thanks to the strict standards going into the manufacturing process.
Sugarcane fiber products, used to make the company’s product, are BPI certified compostable and made from 100 percent reclaimed and renewable material. They’re chlorine free, BPA free, use 3-4 times less carbon dioxide, and stick with soy based inks. The eco-friendly dinnerware is strong, cut resistant, leak resistant, and even available at your local grocery store – everything you could want from compostable and disposable dishes.
Now that you’ve feasted your eyes on these eco-friendly dishes, you’re one step closer to safe and sustainable satiety. What did you think of our list? Are you concerned about what might be lurking in your current dinnerware? Let us know your thoughts on the EcoSalon Facebook page!
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