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So you’re planning a backyard soiree, but you want to remain eco-conscious as well.  How can you make sure you reduce your waste while hosting an army of people over to celebrate your marriage?  Start with your dinnerware and utensils.

Ultra Green via Sara Snow

This great little kit comes with 12 sets of plates, cups, napkins and sets of utensils. The plates and paper products are made from sugarcane and biodegrade in 60-90 days. The utensils and cups are made from cornstarch and biodegrade in 150 days. Both of which is great news, since plastic cups and utensils generally don’t biodegrade, and traditional paper plates are not made from recycled products.

Next time you’re in the grocery store, take a look in the napkin/paper plate aisle. I bet you’ll find a new variety of eco-friendly “party-ware.” Try using it at your shower, engagement part, or even at your wedding if your opting for paper plates. They may cost a little bit more, but you are significantly reducing the damage to the Earth by using them.


  1. Katharine
    10:08 am on October 20th, 2009

    The dining facilities at South Carolina used these, they’re pretty awesome and more sturdy than the typical paper plates.

  2. landlockedbride
    8:05 pm on October 20th, 2009

    @Katharine They look pretty awesome…now if only the local grocery would have them!