Eco-Friendly, Disposable Dishes Made From Leaves

By Lisa Cericola June 17, 2008, 4:28 PM EDT

VerTerra's nine-inch hexagon plates are made of 100 percent renewable plant materials.

Photo: Courtesy of VerTerra

VerTerra, a new eco-friendly servingware line, features dishes, plates, bowls, and cups made entirely from fallen leaves and water—no plastics or chemicals. The pieces have a wood-grain look and are oven-, refrigerator-, and microwave-friendly. They are sturdy enough to be hand washed and reused, but will naturally compost in under six weeks. Retail pricing (for packs of 100) ranges from $70 to $90, and wholesale pricing is available through the company.

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