Monday, August 11, 2008

Eco-friendly Holiday Entertaining

This holiday season party hosts can easily create a “green” event by choosing Eco-Products compostable items instead of traditional disposables. As the nation’s largest manufacturer of biodegradable and compostable food service items, Eco-Products provides flatware and dinnerware made from plant-based renewable resources. The use of these products helps to divert waste from landfills and reduces the need for petroleum.

Many hosts do not realize that traditional plastic cups and cutlery are made from oil and that paper plates originate from trees. According to the National Recycling Coalition, the average American still discards seven and a half pounds of garbage every day. Most of this garbage ends up in landfills, where it's compacted and buried. Eco-Products offers a solution to decrease waste often accumulated at parties.

Revelers will enjoy using cold cups, hot cups, and cutlery made from NatureWorks® PLA biopolymer, Ingeo™. These PLA products, a plastic alternative, are completely non-allergenic and are made from plants rather than oil. The cups come in a range of sizes, from 4-ounces to 24-ounces, making them appropriate for any beverage - espresso to lemonade.

Additionally, Eco-Products provides plates and bowls made from sugarcane pulp, which is derived from cane stalks after sugar “juice” has been extracted and is customarily discarded. Turning pulp waste into a renewable resource saves energy reserves and provides an alternative use for the byproduct of sugarcane production. Eco-Products plates are available in numerous sizes from 6-inch rounds to the 10-inch three compartment varieties. Bowls hold 12-ounces of piping hot soup or tossed salad.

All products are designed to break down in a commercial composting facility in 45 to 90 days. Biodegradable Products Institute provides a directory of locations at Eco-Products carries more than 100 different products made from recycled or renewable resources that can be purchased online at

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About Eco-Products Inc.
Eco-Products is the nation's largest manufacturer of biodegradable and compostable food service products. Products are made from renewable resources such as corn and sugarcane instead of petroleum, thus offsetting the United States’ need for foreign oil. Eco-Products also provides a full line of healthy, eco-conscious home cleaning products. Visit for more information.

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