Cool plates, my kids said, as I served them dinner one recent evening. So they were astounded at the end of the meal when I threw them away.
I was just following the manufacturer's instructions. And being good to the Earth, too.
The dinnerware we used comes from VerTerra, and each piece is made from 100 percent renewable and compostable material, which the company says will biodegrade naturally in about two months.
I admit, I'm in love with this product.
In the summer especially, we do quite a bit of outdoor dining, and with little guilt, my picnic basket was packed this year with stacks of paper plates, paper towels and plastic silverware. If the only choice is between paper plates and lugging around dishes that then need to be washed at home, paper wins every time.