Thursday, August 5, 2010

Verterra Review and Giveaway

Who here is guilty of using paper plates on a regular basis? You use them once and then throw them away. Do you know how many pounds of paper plate trash the average American throws away every week? A LOT. I'm not extremely environmentally cautious, but I try to do my part when I can.

Verterra is a company which makes plates from fallen leaves. Yes, you heard me right, actual fallen leaves from trees. How cool is this?!



How are the plates made you ask?(taken from website)
Our production process is simple and transparent: After collecting fallen leaves that would normally be burned, we apply steam, heat, and pressure to transform the leaves into durable products that will naturally compost in 2 months. You'll never feel guilty about throwing away these plates!

Verterra offers both bowls and plates for sale. The plates come in a small and large size. The plates are microwavable and even oven safe! You certainly cannot put paper plates in the oven. Did you ever think you would be eating on leaves? I bet not!

These plates are very smooth, and feel a lot like bamboo. I like that they are a modern square shape too. They have an earthy smell to them too. I served dinner on these plates and the plates held the food with no problem! They are tough and built to hold weight. I think these are a very cool alternative to regular paper plates.

Giveaway Rules:
I will be picking FIVE (5) winners to win a package of Verterra's 8" square lunch plates.
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Winner will be chosen on August 21, 2010 at 10 pm and then will be emailed.
One entry per day.
Alternate winner will be chosen if winner does not respond after 48 hours. Thank you and good luck!
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96 comments:

  1. Awesome Giveaway! I would love to win these, very unique and totally fits my personality ;)

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  2. they look neat and environmently friendly

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  3. I want to win these to show my co-workers that there IS an alternative to eco-unfriendly styrofoam for disposable dishes!!!!

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  5. I like the fact that they are made out of leaves and I like square plates.

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  6. I would love to win these because I'm headed on the more "green" track, and need to get rid of my plastic plates.

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  9. I would love to win because they sound like such beautiful pieces to add to my dinnerware. I love taking food photos so these would be fantastic.
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  19. I would love to win this cool plates because I always need light weight & eco friendly plates because I go to a lot of events and need something stylish to serve treats from/on.
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  21. I would like to win these for two reasons, they would look great in my kitchen and the second reason I imagine they don't break like a typical glass plate would. Nice giveaway.

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  22. My kids would love to eat off square plates for a change.

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  24. I'd love to win because I try my best to be green but I still catch myself wanting to buy paper plates and then toss them when I'm done. abailey_crace@yahoo.com

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  27. I like that they are made from leaves.


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  28. I like the clean natural style of them

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  34. I would love to win because I think these are an amazing idea. I would have never though fallen leaves could be used in this way. It just goes to show that the world is becoming a more beautiful place because companies like this are helping cut down on waste.

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  37. I try to minimize the use of paper plates because I want to be more environmentally-friendly. I think this is such a neat idea and more sustainable. Thanks!

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  44. Well the first thing I noticed is that they look very unique and since they are environmentally friendly I like that too, besides its not adding to the landfills with more of all that plastic or paper plates that is wasted instead of something like this, besides I like the style and shape of them too, Thanks for the great giveaway

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  48. I'd love to win these set of plates because I think square plates are so cute!

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  51. Because I am guilty of using paper plates everyday!
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  57. I would like to win these plates as they are definitely very "green" but also very nice looking.

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  59. I'd like to win these because I try to be eco-friendly wherever possible! kzebrowski@gmail.com

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  60. My niece is getting her first apartment and she needs everything. I would love to win these for her.

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  61. I would like to win a package of Verterra's lunch plates because I'm all for eco-friendly products made from sources others simply bag and set out as 'trash.'

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  62. I would love to win these plates cause I am very interested in using green products, I really wish people would stop using paper plates and foam cups and those types of items..no disposables unless they are earth friendly like these!

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  67. I would love to win these because they are enviormently friendly...Does not hurt that they are microwave and oven safe.

    Thank you for the entry,

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  68. I am a gfc public follower as Nikki Davis.

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  69. I am a current email subscriber.

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  73. I'd love to try and just see how these plates would work out. When the military stationed us in Korea and Turkey, I was always amazed at the how other cultures resolved problems that we all face.
    Still haven't found these alternative disposables in a store

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  75. I would love to win them because they are very classy looking and can be used over and over-think green
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  77. I'd like these because they would be very useful in my dormroom.

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  78. because my daughter said we need new plates
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  79. I would like to try these. I don't use paper plates out of guilt, but I hate, loathe and despise washing dishes.

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  80. I love the idea of these paper plates being square, and earthy smelling, yet very sturdy. If they are bamboo, that is even more of a plus for me! I have different dishes for different occasions, and these unique plates would definitely fit in with what everyone expects from me....something different and unique!

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  85. I don't usually use paper disposable products, but these would be nice for those time when I want disposable but still elegant. Thanks so much! pamelashockley(AT)aol(DOT)com

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  88. I would like to win these plates because I would like to use them instead of paper plates. They would be better for the environment. garrettsambo@aol.com

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