Now that the warm weather is here, it’s time for outdoor BBQ’s and graduation parties! I always cringe when I have to use a plastic or foam plate while at a party. And when planning for a party, shopping for eco-friendly disposable plates can become quite expensive.
Sensibles are made from 100% recycled material. They are compostable, microwaveable, and soak resistant. Compostable items are preferred over strictly biodegradable items, because when these plates break down, they release valuable nutrients into the soil, aiding the growth of trees and plants. The best part is that the plates are made in the USA!
I was surprised by how lightweight the plate was, but it was sturdy and strong too. Plus, it’s so much easier to throw this plate in the compost pile, rather than the dishwasher. Guilt free!
So I had to put these plates to the test with some homemade chili – no salt added by the way…
Looks good doesn’t it??
It WAS good… and here’s the plate to show for it.
As you can see the oil didn’t seep through to the bottom of the plate. I must say that the plate is well made – I attempted to push my fingers through the bottom (figuring it would go right through) but I failed. The plate was strong enough to prevent breakage, even after a chili dinner.
Recently I was asked by Sensibles to try out these new eco-friendly plates. I’m a sucker for anything “green” really…. but I love these plates so much that I am hosting a Sensibles giveaway! 2 lucky readers will each receive a 40 count pack of Sensibles compostable plates!
Use the widget below to enter. There are MANY ways to earn entries (some of which you can do daily), and the only 2 requirements to enter are: LIKE the Sensibles facebook page and LIKE The Left Coast Mama facebook page. Both links are listed below in the widget, and you must check them off after you complete the task to earn your entries. The other options are not required, however they will earn you more chances to win!
I will be using Rafflecopter to host this giveaway – it’s much better than “eenie meany miney mo” The giveaway will start on May 9, 2012 and close on May 21, 2012 at 12:01am EST. Winners will receive their prize by mail. This giveaway is open to US residents only. Have fun and good luck!