I avoid paper and plastic toss out dishes like the plague. For my children’s parties I search Goodwill for china and other tableware. However, I have still purchased toss out dishes when I don’t have a reasonable alternative. So, I was thrilled to be introduced to Sweet Table while visiting my sustainable friend, Meg.
We actually used these dishes so I can say they are sturdy and held up well to food. They are made from a waste product- the pulp left over from sugar cane. These dishes are compostable and will return to the earth in 90 days. They are also safe for use in the microwave and freezer.
Sweet Table products are cost effective (less than their heavy weight competitors) and will help reduce a portion of the 73 billion foam and 190 billion plastic containers thrown out every year.
The downside- they are made in China, so they log a lot of miles to reach our kitchens and they are only avaliable at limited retailers right now.
If you must use one time use dishes, grab a pack of these and load it up with healthy goodness, when you are finished, toss it into the compost pile or bin with your scraps.
Eat Well. Be Well.