Everyone claims that there products are “environmentally friendly”, but what exactly does that mean? Does it mean it’s fire resistant and should the building you’re in catch fire, your plates will remain intact? Does it mean you can plant it in the ground and it will immediately sprout a full on herb garden? I’m going to go with probably neither of these… I think something that is classified as “environmentally friendly” is recyclable or biodegradable, helps save on energy costs, and does not cause additional harmful chemicals to be released into the air when it is made. I’m sure there is more to the definition of the term, but for our purposes we will go with the above.
People don’t release how much plasticware they use that is not environmentally friendly and therefore eventually will just end up in a landfill for years to come. Tablemate manufactures some fantastic environmentally friendly, biodegradable/compostable paper goods and cutlery. They offer a range of plates, some of which don’t even look like they would be biodegradable! It’s as if these plates had a secret identity… Not only do they offer paper goods though, but have also added biodegradable “plastic” tablecloths, banquet rolls, and cups to their repertoire so make sure to check them all out!