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Dishes Made From Compost?

Boost your eco-cred, teach the kids, improve your garden, and save on dish soap – what more could a environmentally conscious family ask for?”


We were recently told about this new product by Verterra. When I first heard about it, I really didn’t think that something like this would work. The idea was nice, but it would be impractical for me and my family. When you think of ways that you can help the environment and do your part to reduce waste, you probably do not think of disposable dishware made of compost.


Yes, I said disposable dishware made of compost.


To be more specific (and to make sure people are not turned off by the concept), these products are made from from 100% renewable and compostable plant matter and water.


We were sent a sample and put it to the test. We have three children and a busy household that enjoys meals ideal for pushing this product to its limits: pastas, gravy, and sauces galore.  I was a bit skeptical.


When I first opened the package, I was surprised to see that the plates are very stylish. The ones we received had a square design, which to many is very appealing. They also come in other shapes, including round and hexagonal that fit whatever design you are looking for and have a natural wood look.


Here are some of the results of our test.  With Verterra dinnerware, you can:


    * Microwave them

    * Use them in the oven

    * Re-Use them (even though they are billed as a single-use product)

    * Use them when guests are over for dinner (they are stylish and help boost your “eco-cred”)

    * Help your garden

    * Allow children to live green in a fun way – imagine the kids giggling when you say “do the dishes”

Going to school to be green
April 3, 2008, 3:54 am
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I have decided to go back to school! At 43 that’s a big deal! But I’m going to go to Seneca College to learn how to be a PV installer! I’ve been solar powered since 1988, and there have been many times that my eagerness to have light overrode my fear of flaming tongues of electrical fire!I start on the tenth of May and I am very excited, this will be the perfect compliment to the online solar store to come, and I’ll be able to set up these systems fast and efficiently. Not to mention that I’ll be able to pull the numbers out of my head that make sales final!So I’ll try to keep up here as often as I can, and I’m looking forward to spending the summer (and fall, winter, spring, summer and fall!) surrounded by books. I changed out of the Grip category at IATSE into the Drivers for the next six months so I hope to get a bit of work and get a bit of school work done as well! I’ll try to keep you regularly posted! Willhttp://www