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.