When we have a party at our place, ever too often I pull out those tacky paper plates and Styrofoam dishes. Now before you environmentalists gun for me, let me tell you that i have tracked down a very eco-friendly way to serve my guests henceforth. The convenience of paper dishes and plates never had a glam side to it, but Japanese company Wasara imbibes not only this lowly source, but also enriches it with a wonderful design. Using reed pulp and bagasse (sugarcane pulp), the dishes and plates are totally environmentally friendly. So there you are; exotic looking plates, cups and dishes that don’t come with any eco-guilt!
The Wasara collection includes maru, kaku, nagaku and wasara for plates; bowl, compote and choko for dishes; and tumble, wine cup and coffee cup. The company strongly draws on Japan’s cultural heritage to design the pieces. Using traditional concepts of serving food, the plates and cups feature slight indents to hold and use them. The products will soon be available by the end of this month.