Thursday, July 16, 2009

Picture Pages ... Picture Pages 3

Due to the fact that my hand is still splinted for most of the day, making typing a nuisance, this week will feature a series of nearly wordless (or less wordy) posts:

Things That Make You Go Hmmm...

I saw these in Target. They are made with "renewable plant resources" and so, the Bare By Solo website claims, they include "less petrochemicals" (and yes, the professional copy did say "less")They are probably better for Mama Earth than your run-of-the-mill plastic plates, but I can't help but sense a lackluster commitment in that statement. I'm suspecting that those plant resources are industrially-farmed corn ... and when you think about it, is that Light Green, or sort of a puke green?


thelifeofdesmondriley said...

Aw man, I bought these at Target, and felt all good about myself. Now you have harshed my mellow.

I too wondered about the vague greenness of these plates, but... I liked the color and texture of them. They are more attractive than your run of the mill paper plate. And that was probably the real reason I bought them.

I am a bad person.

thelifeofdesmondriley said...

Oh, I should add that the "Bare" plates I got specifically say that they are made from bamboo, which is good - right?

They are actually really nice, strong, sturdy plates. I'm going to officially recommend them.

Also, here in the East Bay, you can put soiled paper plates in your green bin and the city will compost it for you. Then, once a year you can go and pick up 4 huge, free bags of compost. Sweet!

Melanie said...

Plus, they're wrapped in plastic. Wish we had city composting!!

Catfish said...

I'm sure they're not as bad as regular plastic. See, this is a problem, when all of us well-meaning people can't tell what is good for the environment and what isn't. Post to follow.

City composting is great for people who like to garden. I am glad that people have it so they can garden and I can enjoy the fruits of their labor.