|The Coolest New Eco Products
MSN Lifestyle | Apr. 13, 2009 | FROM THE WEB
Best of show: Verterra dishware made from discarded leaves.
These plates and trays are made from fallen palm leaves that have been pressed together using a unique chemical-free bonding system. The production process creates only one bag of garbage per week. The dishware is light and looks like a beautiful grained piece of wood. They replace paper or plastic plates at parties and events and are compostable; it takes about 62 days for a plate to fully decompose. There are trays, bowls and plates. A set of eight 6-inch plates retails for $4.99.