|Green Gift Guide
Green Among Gray | Dec. 05, 2008 | FROM THE WEB
Verterra Single-Use Dinnerware
Being green is about being altruistic. Itâ€™s about being concerned for something greater than the individual. Itâ€™s about caring about our world and our kidsâ€™ world.
It IS all those things. But sometimes, itâ€™s also about being cool.
And nothing will get the guests at your next soiree murmuring â€œwow, cool,â€ like Verterraâ€™s dinnerware made from leaves.
Thatâ€™s right, leaves. More specifically, fallen palm leaves gathered in South Asia and pressed together using only water, no chemicals. Founder Michael Dwork says the process uses 90% less energy than recycling.
You can use Verterra plates/bowls/platters in the microwave, the oven, whatever (better skip the dishwasher, though) and toss them in your compost heap the next morning â€“ they naturally biodegrade in 2 months.
The best thing about Verterra? It allows you to inject ultra-hip uniqueness into your party and be a steward for the Earth at the same time.
Packs of 8 run between $4.99 and $6.99.