Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Wednesday Wag Out!

The big 4th of July holiday is right around the corner, so my mom thought you might like some eco friendly party supplies.

Confetti Recycled Melamine Plates
Doesn't everyone hate paper plates? And what about those disposable plastic plates? YUK! Of course you don't have to use paper or disposable plates anymore. Target carries a line of confetti plates, bowls, and juice tumblers. Everything is made from recycled melamine and the best part is that you can put them in the dishwasher. They come in orange, blue, magenta, and my mom's favorite green. Check them out at Tableware
Another alternative to the Target plates are Preserve Tableware. This line has been getting lots of press lately and for good reason. The entire line is made from 100% recycled plastic, are dishwasher safe, reusable, and recyclable in communities that recycle #5 plastic. The tableware looks like the traditional plastic throw away stuff that we have all used in the past, but this stuff is made to be reused. The company that makes Preserve, Recycline, has lots of other great products for the kitchen and for personal care. You can buy their products at many retail and online locations. Visit them today at for a store near you.
Green Glasses
Okay, so we have the dinnerware, now we need a glass to hold nice chilled beverages. I don't use a glass because I drink out of a bowl, but my mom prefers glass to plastic cups whenever she drinks. She found these ultra cool glasses made from what else but recycled bottles. Mom loves the many things you can make from recycled glass and these really caught her eye. This cute tumbler comes from the Green Glass Company. It is made from a Sol beer bottle and it will be the hit of the party. Not only does this company sell glasses, they also buy bottles from bars and restaurants to use to make their glasses. I love it! You can purchase glasses directly from their website, or search for a retailer near you.
Bamboo Flatware
One of the best flatware ideas my mom has ever found was at Crate and Barrel. They sell bamboo flatware, but unlike the one time use bamboo flatware that is being sold at places like World Market, this flatware is reusable. The set contains full-sized utensils and even though they are not dishwasher safe, they are worth $3.95. Get yours before they are all gone at

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