Saturday, August 1, 2015

Repurpose YOUR Summer Dinnerware and Help the Environment!

Disclosure / Disclaimer: I received this product, free of charge, from Repurpose for review purposes on this blog. No other compensation, monetary or in kind, has been received or implied for this post. Nor was I told how to post about it

Summer.

the time we eat outside as much as we can, and that usually calls for tableware that can be thrown away, to save us dong dishes, right?

BUT....

We all know disposable tableware is BAD for the environment...

SIGH...

Decisions, decisions, decisions.

But what if there was a socially responsible choice,that allowed you to still avoid the dishes?

I have the solution for you!


Repurpose is an innovative new line of single-serve tableware, made exclusively from plants (corn, sugar cane and bamboo) which are annually-renewable resources.


Some of the other standout features of the Repurpose line are what the products do not contain; all Repurpose products are BPA-free, chlorine-free, petroleum-free and use only soy-based inks. That means they are safe for the youngest members of your family to use (as long as no plant allergies, that is). Furthermore, fewer fossil resources are required to produce Repurpose tableware, which lowers our overall carbon footprint. Did you know that 8%  of the world's oil supply is used to make single use plastics? I didn't! 


Created by a green urban designer, Repurpose’s cups, bowls, plates, forks, spoons and knives are 100% compostable in an industrial composter in 90 days (instead of sitting in a landfill forever). That is something we can ALL love! Why is that great? Did you know that nearly every piece of plastic ever made still exists today? The North Pacific gyre off the coast of California is home to the great Pacific garbage patch, the largest ocean garbage site in the world. The floating mass of plastic is twice the size of Texas (!!), with plastic pieces outnumbering sea life by a measure of 6 to 1. EEEKKKK. 


As you can see the products are NOT bleached uber-white like traditional ware. But does it really matter if they aren't super white, if they are better for the environment both in how they are made and how they decompose?

Exactly!


The plates are super strong- you can use a sharp knife on them without any problem, and they hold up well to your typical BBQ fare! As were the utensils! It was fun explaining to family that the plates were made from sugar cane- Miss Grace especially was dumbfounded by that, as we buy sugar cane at our local far every year as a sweet treat, and her dad buys sugar cane syrup for pancakes! We all loved the 'plastic' cups- they were the perfect. size for drinks. And we all had fun trying to figure out what the cups were made out of instead of plastic!

You can purchase Repurpose at your local Whole Foods,Safeway, Albertson's, Plum, Wegman's and other national locations. or you can sign up for the Repurpose newsletter, you can save 15% when make your first order online at their website (via Amazon) ! How cool is that?

Be sure to check out the Repurpose Facebook page for some great giveaways too!


About Repurpose:

Repurpose was founded by a group of eco-entrepreneurs driven to positively impact the environment by changing everyday behavior. Realizing the devastating effect single-use plastics were having on the environment and the fact that no alternatives existed for the consumer, Repurpose decided to manufacture its own.Repurpose, a line of sustainable tableware that looks out for the health of you, your family, and the planet, was born. Our mission is to reduce the amount of plastics in our environment and offer guilt-free, renewable alternatives.By purchasing from Repurpose, consumers support a woman-owned, sustainable company that is changing the world—one cup, fork and plate at a time.  Visit RepurposeCompostables.comRepurpose—Welcome to a Cleaner World.

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