Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Making Green Choices When Buying Dinnerware and Dishes

What is one way to Be Green in the kitchen? When you are looking to buy new dinnerware or serving pieces, look to bamboo. It is a readily renewable resource and is available in a lot of retail locations. Just check out some of these beautiful bamboo pieces we have found.

Totally Bamboo 9-in. South Pacific Collection Bamboo Salad Serving Bowl
A new, interesting and environment-friendly way to serve salad, noodles, rice or other types of dishes! This 9-in. salad/serving bowl provides a simple yet beautiful backdrop to display your food. This is hand crafted using hundreds of tiny laminated bamboo strips. Unlike most other hardwoods, bamboo absorbs very little moisture and consequently does not shrink or swell as much, making it a superior choice of material for the tabletop. Hand wash with a mild dish soap in warm water and periodically wipe with mineral oil to bring out the beautiful grain of the bamboo.

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Front of the House 10-in. Spun Bamboo Square Winged Bamboo Plate, Tangerine
Hand molded coiled strips of bamboo create a unique, circular pattern that showcase the natural variances in color. Polished smooth and finished with top-grade lacquer for food-safety. Eco-friendly, highly durable. A modern twist on an ancient material.

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These items are beautiful, functional, and environmentally friendly. You can’t do much better than that!

6 comments:

Debbie said...

What a beautiful bamboo bowl! Bamboo is a very "green" resource. It grows very quickly - some species up to one meter per day. Bamboo is a strong material so is currently being used to make furniture, flooring, paneling, etc.

The Be Green Team said...

Thanks, Debbie. You're right, bamboo is an excellent product for multiple uses because it is so quickly renewable. We'll be featuring more products from bamboo and other great renewable sources in the near future.

Matthew said...

Since when is lacquer environmentally friendly?

The Be Green Team said...

Matthew,
We appreciate your point about the lacquer, however, there is unfortunately not likely to be any perfectly green product. We look for things that are improvemnents over other options. If someone wants a wood bowl or wood floors, we would rather see them use bamboo which will regrow in less than a year versus hardwoods that will take 30 years to regenerate. Any step to improve a product's eco friendliness is a step in the right direction.

Calliope said...

Thanks for advice!! I like classic design of dinnerware and have in my kitchen item..

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