Fallen Palm Leaves + Water = Verterra ‘Disposable’ Dinnerware… My Review

Looking for a killer way to earn some serious style points and uber eco-friendliness to your next party?Verterra Dinnerware is the answer.This sustainable dinnerware is made from fallen palm leaves and water... and that's it. No chemicals, dyes, bonding agents, or bleaches. Verterra dinnerware is 100% biodegradable, BPI-certified compostable, microwave and refrigerator safe, and unbelievably sturdy!Check out this demonstration of the crazy strength of the Verterra … [Read more...]

Green Socks: Stay Dry And Blister Free On The Trail In Eco-Sensitive Socks

June is a busy month. Among the many changes I've had to adjust to so far this summer, carving out some time to go hiking with some friends as a bachelor party was NOT something I had a hard time deciding to do!June in middle Tennessee means that it is about 90 to 95 degrees with 95-100% humidity every bloody day.Can you believe I hiked for 2 whole days in only one pair of socks?!Yeah, with REI's Inego Crew Hiking socks it was an easy feat to accomplish. And they're in REI's … [Read more...]

Biodegradable Plastics: The Pros And Cons

What if bottles, bags, and other plastic products could be made from biodegradable materials?Oh, wait, they can be!Have you heard of biodegradable plastic products made from a substance called PLA?PLA (polylactic acid) is a resin that is mostly made from -- you better believe it -- corn. (Although it can be made from other starchy sources such as potatoes.)As Elizabeth Royte from the Smithsonian Magazine puts it, "[This is] an industrial resin poised to become -- if you can … [Read more...]