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5 Things I Thought About Sugarcane Tableware

Sugarcane Tableware… Sell it and Love it

When the sugarcane tableware first arrived I thought there had been a mistake. Maybe the company had sent me the wrong boxes. They were a lot more rigid than I expected. But then I didn’t know what a plate or bowl would look or feel like. Made from non-woody sugarcane fibres that are the by-product from the juice extraction process. These five points form my thoughts around my first experiences with compostable plates and bowls.

  • They are so sturdy. Even after 30 minutes spent covered in salad dressing they were rigid enough to not flex much. You could carry them around one handed easily, even when they are piled high with food.
  • They aren’t very colourful. Yes, I agree they look boring but you can jazz them up with bright coloured accessories.
  • If you are entertaining children they are excellent to draw on with felt tip. My daughter used an 8oz bowl to make a hat.
  • They didn’t blow around as much as paper plates do in the breeze. I put this down to the fact they are slightly heavier.
  • It seems totally bizarre to dump them on your compost heap afterwards but it made for fast clearing up.

I have used them several times while entertaining. I’m a convert. There will be no more paper plates in this house. I’m even considering using them for certain craft, anything that doesn’t involve glitter or glue lol. Not sure my compost heap would like glitter being added.

In fact the sugarcane tableware provides quite a talking point about plastic pollution. This is one small way we can help reduce the plastic footprint we leave behind on the earth. One of my favourite quotes explains why I am making such an effort. Gaylord Nelson has got it spot on.

Tableware Gaylord Nelson Quote

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Eco Infinity and a Small Change to Pass on Plastic

Eco Infinity

I don’t believe we can actually survive without plastic anymore. Too much of modern life revolves around it. I mean it was a wonderful discovery; lightweight, strong, durable and colourful – what isn’t there to love? I don’t think we could have imagined how much plastic we would make, and how long it would last. Eco Infinity is my website to help make small changes in saying let’s pass on plastic.

Eco Friendly Quote Eco Infinity Wales

Eco Friendly Birthday Parties

I have three children. Children love birthday parties but if you look at a child’s birthday party what do you see? Fun, an overload of sugar and undoubtedly a few tantrums, but look closer. You often can’t recycle paper plates, plastic cutlery, plastic party bags and party favours made from plastic. I wanted to make a more eco friendly birthday party.

The aim is to use as little plastic and produce as little landfill as possible. Small changes mean big changes over your lifetime. A class invite to a party? 30 children. We can all picture the party table remnants being swept into a bin liner. And if we’re honest how much of the plastic party bag contents ever get used?

Creating Eco Friendly Parties

An Eco Infinity Party

Compostable table ware and party supplies. All of which gets thrown on the compost heap with the left over food. Paper party bags that are easily recycled, paper banners that are pretty enough to want to re-use. All of a sudden your bin liner is much more empty, and that is just one party. Multiply that by 30 children and that is a big change and you have said you like to pass on plastic.

I’m very sorry though I can’t do anything about the noise levels, tantrums or sugar overload! Good luck with those……