Hello! My most recent tasks surrounding wedding planning revolve around the thrilling world of cups and plates. I am planning to rent utensils, which is the most eco-friendly option, in my opinion. But without a bunch of staff on hand, and with an outdoor wedding, I simply can't have hundreds of dirty, heavy ceramic plates to deal with. But I also don't want chemical plastic plates or nasty Styrofoam ones. Luckily, a number of bamboo plates on the market are attractive and affordable. Though they are disposable, bamboo plates are both made with a rapidly renewable resource and they are biodegradable. I thought cups might be harder to find, but these biodegradable, natural resource ones seem pretty good. I know there are issues with non-food corn use, and I definitely have qualms with corn fuels and plastics, but this is better than the conventional plastic alternative.
Here are some resources I've found. Send me yours!
This site has a lot of great deals on bamboo servingware and others...
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