Environmentally Friendly Paper Plates

Made from reed pulp and bagasse (waste of sugarcane), these no-tree paper plates *and other tableware!* are the primary function of Wasara Co., Ltd.. Reeds, as you reed aficionados know, are in no danger of extinction (right?) and Wasara, with their full range of tableware coming soon, are in no danger of not having their concept being put into production.

“Disposable Paper Ware by Wasara Co., Ltd.”

As of now, Wasara has several pieces of tableware in production, with many more on the way: mary, kaku, nagakaku, wasara, bowl, compote, choko, tumbler, wine cup, coffee cup.

Designer: Wasara Co., Ltd.

10 Comments

  • aris says:

    If these take about as much water and energy as washing a regular plate I am switching! I hope the makers make their plates available through subscription. 😛

  • MadCow says:

    not sure about energy savings, consider refine that cane or bamboo left over, and all that glue that goes into pressing it into thin sheets.

    anyway, As far as i’m concerned these are just designer paper plates and well designed at that. (the japanese know what they’re doing!) but at $11 for 12 plates, im not busting these out unless the pope shows up!

  • susie says:

    WOW! Bravo!! ~~~

    Why havent anyone ever thought about that?

    Its better than cutting tree’s down don’t anyone agree?

    • zippyflounder says:

      as they say in the trade “fiber is fiber” so it matters little if its georgia pine or reeds. Bambo does have a bit of a edge as its growth rate is very high, but then again can depleate the soil.

  • Chung Dha says:

    Pulp making plus shaping them in a mold uses more energy then just washing a normal plate. Plus paper plates en cups are not special or new. Mostly buy them for party uses when you dont have enough plate at home. However these version look much prettier but still is not really environmentally better.

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