***Disclosure: I received complimentary samples to facilitate my review. No other compensation was provided. All opinions are 100% honest and have not been influenced in any way.***
This Wednesday, the kiddos and I will be heading to the great outdoors. We will be having a "Green Picnic", with all organic snacks. We will be using some really great compostable, eco-friendly tableware from repurpose. After we eat, we will be cleaning up litter at a local park.I love the fact that I can get the kids involved, and really teach them hands-on ways they can help the environment and reduce their carbon footprint. Every little effort helps, right?
Anyway, repurpose offers these essential products that we all use from time to time, but in an eco-friendly model, so to speak. This brand makes all of their products from renewable, plant-based materials. There are no chemicals like BPA, and all of these products are compostable. While it may seem wasteful to use disposable dishes now, think of the good they will do for the soil later. Since these break down quickly, they will fit right in to your existing compost pile and will feed those gardens, too! Seriously, why didn't someone think of this before?
I have to admit, at first I was worried that these wouldn't hold up against things that are "wet" like potato salad, cole slaw, or some grilled chicken that's slathered in BBQ sauce. I was absolutely delighted to find that these cardboard-like dishes are incredibly durable, and didn't deteriorate with the moisture from my food. I was even able to walk around with my plate, much like one would do at a picnic or outdoor function, and it held up quite well. I am pretty darn impressed!
And plastics? They don't really break down very well. It can take CENTURIES. Really. Look it up. It's crazy how much trash we are adding to the planet, and how long it will really take for that waste to be absorbed by the Earth. Not to mention the nasty chemicals that make their way into our soil and waterways. Okay. Sorry. I will step off of my Hippie Soapbox now.
These products are amazing, though. If you're looking for easy, painless ways to live a cleaner, greener life, definitely check out what repurpose has to offer. I think you will be pleasantly surprised!