A safe and eco-friendly alternative to plastic tableware: TerraWare™

Not only are these plates strong and sturdy, but they're also biodegradable (taking 4-6 months to break down) and can be used in compost bins.

Unlike plastics, TerraWare™ does not contain BPA, so it's safe to use these plates to heat up your food in the microwave. They're also dishwasher safe and can handle heat up to 220°F, unlike many other biodegradable materials that are used to make plastic alternatives.

Concerned that TerraWare™ is going to be pricey? Think again. These plates and cutlery are competitively priced because the company makes their own corn starch resin from fields they control. You can now find them in some of your local Publix stores and they're also being carried at all Whole Foods Markets.

Why not use these instead of paper or plastic plates at your next family get together when you don't feel like getting out the "fancy plates" or even at a picnic? They're durable, reusable and oh-so eco-friendly.

A few weeks ago, I posted a few articles on the effects of BPA found in plastics and canned foods on humans and early child development. I recently came upon this safe and earth friendly, plastic alternative tableware to using plastic plates and utensils.

TerraWare™ is a line of plastic alternative tableware that is made partially from GMO free corn starch resin, which is not made from genetically modified ingredients and is also a sustainable resource.


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