Bambu Bamboo Plates
One day, while shopping at our favorite local grocer,
DT and I found the most attractive disposable plates made from bamboo! What
could be more fun - just the thing for that special backyard or RVing event
- and they naturally would be perfect for any tropical-themed
party. The plates are made by New York's
from 100% organically bamboo grown in China. A very renewable plant, bamboo
grows quickly and does not need to be replanted. bambu specifies that the
bamboo species used in their products, Moso, is NOT a species eaten by the
Panda - so dine away without guilt.
bamboo veneerware will not bend or buckle under the weight of food
and they biodegrade 4-6 months after disposal. We bought the plates and used
them during an under-awning brunch in a campground in the California desert.
Our guests really were interested in the pretty plates and the dishes
performed superbly under mountains of breakfast casserole and fruits. The
manufacturer says the all-occasion veneerware is "intended for
single-use" and call their product the "non-paper paper plate". We took
their advise on the dinner plates, but rinsed off the larger trays that had
held pastries and will use them again!
And, since the organic bamboo is not treated in any way, you can burn your
dinner plate in the campfire - it's wood!
produces not only disposable bamboo veneerware, but solid bamboo
kitchen goods of all sorts - notably cutting boards, salad sets and serving
trays. Disposable plates are available (in sets of eight) in 13-inch
(charger or buffet plate), 11-inch dinner plate and 7 & 9-inch sizes. Two
sizes of trays (sets of 4) and disposable cutlery are also available.
Bambu products may be ordered on-line through amazon.com, or purchased at
Sur la Table or
Crate & Barrel.
(Bambu also has
locator on their website.)
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