Here is some additional information about the EATware products that may help you make a decision about what you need...
How "green" are EATware Plates & Bowls?
Very green. EATware is the new generation of "green" tableware. EATware products are made from all natural, abundant and renewable materials such as bamboo, sugarcane pulp, starch and water, with no chemical additives, so they are totally decomposable, biodegradable and compostable. EATware is made using a process that minimizes energy consumption and environmental pollution. EATware uses zero-emission manufacturing technology, meaning all liquid and solid left over is recycled back into the pulping system, therefore there is no organic or chemical waste.These products are extremely unique because they will decompose in soil within 180 days or will totally disperse in water within just two weeks.
How do I dispose of EATware Plates & Bowls?
These plates can be thrown the regular garbage, composted in a commercial composting facility or composted in a backyard compost heap.
What do EATware Plates look like?
EATware plates are "natural" light brown colored plates. They are smooth on the top and have a small cross-hatch pattern on the bottom. They are a bit thinner than a traditional "Chinet" plate, but much thicker than a traditional white paper plate (you know the ones that you usually have to triple-up on for them to actually hold any food). They are rigid, floppy. They look different than anything else on the market. If you are looking for a distinctive looking plate that looks like something out of the ordinary, then these plates are for you. They look beautiful as part of a place setting with either sunflowers, lavenders & herbs, or raffia & roses! They are part of a completely GREEN place setting that includes our distinctive earth-friendly utensils, and the distinctive Ecotainer Coffee Cups and/or PLA Corn Plastic Cups with a unbleached recycled napkin... the event takes on a different purposeful yet subtle "green" look now. We also carry BridgeGate brand and other quality brands! Brands may change without notice.
How durable are EATware Plates & Bowls?
This is a very durable plate that you can feel confident serving hot (up to 130º C), cold, heavy and wet food on. You can cut food using our Spudware knives and these plates will be just fine! EATware items are also microwave safe, steamer safe and freezable.
What should I choose - Sugarcane Bagasse or EATware?
Both our Sugarcane Bagasse line and EATware lines are wonderful, but I am often asked which is the best option. The answer is "it depends". Sugarcane Bagasse products are white and some people prefer the more Natural state of the wheat/bamboo blends. If you are looking for the most distinctive looking product that will surely get people talking - then one of the Wheat blends is the line for you. EATware products are a natural light brown color, and are identified as "Green" right away! It always sends the message that you are environmentally responsible. Sugarcane products are white and sometimes people are unfamiliar with how earth-friendly they really are. I hope that helps!