Kitchen 260

    Published on December 10th, 2008 | by Greg


    Eco-Kitchen: Verterra Dishware

    We love eco-friendly kitchen products here at Truly Obscure! It’s always exciting to see the innovative ways that companies are coming up with to meet the demands of consumers who want more than plastics and styrofoam. In the last few months we’ve reviewed juice in a biodegradable bottle, a scale made of hemp-plastic, and a cutting board made entirely from recycled plastic.

    Today we’re going to show you a whole new way to do disposable dishes. Verterra has designed a whole line of esthetically pleasing, reusable, sustainable and biodegradable dishware. These dishes come in an array of sizes suitable for using as serving platters, as well as individual plates and bowls. All of their dishware can be used in the oven, microwave and ‘fridge (we found out the hard way that they don’t hold up quite as well in the dishwasher), and can be hand-washed and reused for a respectable amount of time.

    We used Verterra for our entire Thanksgiving meal, and couldn’t have been happier with them. Not one soggy plate from juicy turkey! Everything held up well, even when piled high with food. This is not wimpy disposable dishware.They weigh in a bit on the pricey side, for disposable dishes, ranging from $7.99 for a 10-pack of 6” plates to $12 for a pack of 10X12” serving platters. However, if you’re interested in reducing your carbon footprint, and looking stylish while doing so, these are a worthwhile investment!

    About the Author

    Greg dreamed up the idea for the Truly Network while living in Hawaii, which began with a single site called TrulyObscure. In 2010, when advertisers and readers were requesting coverage beyond the scope of that site, TrulyNet was launched, reaching a broader audience over a variety of niche sites. Formerly the head technology correspondent for the Des Moines Register at age 16, he has since lived and worked in five states and two countries, helping a list of organizations and companies that includes the United States Census Bureau, TripAdvisor, Events Photo Group, Berlitz, and Computer Geeks. He also served as the Content Strategy Manager for HearPlanet, a multi-platform app that has reached over a million users and has been featured in the New York Times, Hemispheres Magazine, National Geographic Adventure, Fox Business News, PC Magazine, and even Apple’s own iPhone ads. Greg has written as a restaurant critic and feature journalist for a number of national and international publications, including City Weekend Magazine, Red Egg Magazine, the Newton Daily News, Capital Change Magazine, and an arm of China Daily, Beijing Weekend. In addition, he has served as a consulting editor for the Foreign Language Press of Beijing, as well as a writer and editor for the George Washington University Hatchet, the school newspaper of his alma mater. Originally from Iowa, Greg is currently living in the West Village of Manhattan.

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