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Snow white, the dwarfs and the sustainable plates

"Who has eaten from my plate?" – This well-known saying is known by all children, whose parents read a good night story from a traditional fairy tale book. Even with snow white and the seven dwarfs the table was covered with durable plates, cups, and cutlery.

Useful plate variations

Since then, shapes, design and materials have changed, but the functionality of the plate remained. From it, children and adults eat vegetable dauphinoise, noodles, fish as well as pancakes, milk rice and cakes. It is divided into flat and deep plates, dessert plates, cake plates and plates for starters. Some households, as well as companies, distinguish between plates and dishes for everyday use and special occasions such as business meeting, wedding, communion, confirmation and other religious festivals of different faiths. In addition to the classic dining plate, there are special dishes for each course and for certain dishes. Classic from the soup plate over salad plate to the dinner plate. Gourmets have many plate variations for different dishes and occasions: from pasta to pizza to sushi plates.

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Plates made of non-toxic materials

Plates in organic quality are characterized by materials which are tested for harmful substances. Starting materials are natural raw materials: kaolin, also called Spanish soil, for porcelain; Feldspar, Quartz or clay for glass; bioplastics for plastic plates and wood from sustainable forestry for wooden plates.

For glass plates speaks the longevity, because the hard surface gives them a high resistance against scratches. Porcelain plates give each banquet table a noble appearance. Plates with a timeless decor or solid round or square plates without ornamentation are particularly durable. For this, napkins and candles put colourful accents on the laid table. You will not run the risk of getting fed up over the years with your favourite plates. And, thus, you only have to buy new plates if some breaks.

Plates of renewable raw materials are e.g. made from bamboo, rice spelt, non-edible parts from the corn cob. From these raw materials bioplastics is developed. Blended with organic colours, colourful plates are made of recyclable plastic. In everyday life with children as well as during picnics and garden parties they are a splash of colour on the dining table. The environmentally-friendly plastic plates are unbreakable, which makes them also the popular dinnerware at the children's birthday. Nevertheless, they can break if they fall of high altitude or are used as a frisbee disc.

A cool style of furnishing gets a warm touch with wooden plates. To ensure sustainability for snack and rustic buffet, the plates should be made of wood, which comes from sustainable forestry; e.g. to be recognized by the FSC® seal. This not only secures future tree populations, but also wooden plates are usually treated with organic oils only. But please clean them only by hand and from time to time treat them with olive oil or other oils.

Biodegradable disposable tableware: compostable and recyclable

If there is no way around to use of disposable dishes, plates and bowls made of palm leaves are a good choice. The stylish disposable tableware is environmentally friendly and recyclable. If only dry foods are served therein, e.g. nuts, chips, vegetable sticks, it can sometimes even be used more frequently. Simply clean with a damp cloth and allow to dry.

Keep your eyes open when purchasing dinner plates

Conclusion: Even when buying plates, it can be environmentally friendly. Look for the Greenpicks criteria such as "reduction of pollutant", "durabiltiy" and "recyclable". Then the culinary delight is on the sustainable side.

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