Is Grandma’s hand-me-down dishware starting to look a little, well, old? Start anew with Grenware’s elegant, eco-friendly dinnerware, made primarily with renewable plant fiber from bamboo, straw, and rice hulls, and colored with hues derived from natural products like coconuts.

Though gentle on the planet, Grenware is super durable and dishwasher safe (though the company does recommend avoiding microwave or oven use). And the best part? Grenware is biodegradable, so when you’re ready for a change in dinnerware, simply break the dishes and throw them in the compost. They’ll biodegrade in as little as 4 months.

Story by Jessica A. Knoblauch. This article originally appeared in Plenty in October 2008. This story was added to

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