If you haven't seen them in your stores yet, there are a biodegradable (and microwavable) option to your standard everyday plates.
From their website:
Hefty® Basics™ disposable paper plates deliver the strength and value you expect from the Hefty® brand and much more. Free of inks, dyes or coatings, Hefty® Basics™ paper plates are biodegradable in home composting making them a perfect choice for environmentally-conscious consumers. Hefty® Basics™ plates are designed to deliver the strength needed to support most any meal. Great for serving family meals or entertaining a gathering of friends or family, these microwavable plates are competitively priced to deliver superior value without busting your budget.
Hefty® Basics™ paper plates deliver the performance, strength and value you want and you can feel good using them. The plates are available in 45-count 8 5/8-inch lunch plate packages and 24-count 10 1/4-inch dinner plate packages.
After using the plates, I can tell you that I love them. I love how strong they are - they don't curl up as you're carrying a plate full of food to the table; I love that they are thick enough that juices don't soak through the plate; I love that they are microwavable; and I also love that it is biodegradable and that it's not going to be in our landfills from now until the end of time and beyond.
As if that's not enough reason to want to try them out, Hefty® Basics™ is partnering with the Arbor Day Foundation to replant our nation's forests. For every ten new 'likes' to their Facebook page, they will plant one new tree www.Facebook.com/Hefty.BasicsTableware
Now onto the giveaway, 2 winners will each win one coupon for a FREE package of any size Hefty Basics Paper Plates (maximum value $2.99)
To enter, please visit Hefty Basics and leave a comment below telling me why you would like to try their line of paper plates.
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This giveaway will end at 11:59 PM (Eastern time) on 2/22/11 and is open to residents of the US only. I will randomly select winners shortly after and notify those people by email. Winners have 48 hours to contact me with their mailing address. If a winner does not contact me within 48 hours of notification I will choose an alternate winner.
disclaimer: The product mentioned above has been provided to me free of charge from the company in exchange for being featured and reviewed on More or Les(ley). The two coupon prizes have also been provided free of charge from the company. Any opinions expressed are completely my own!