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Eco-Friendly Christmas: Host A Green Dinner Party

I don’t know if it is something you are aware of but every year between Thanksgiving and Christmas Americans throw away a million additional tons of garbage. A million! It is huge and unbelievable and yet true.

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Christmas is coming and now that you know that you might want to try to be responsible and as green as possible. Luckily, there are easy ways to go green at Christmas while saving time and money – most of the time.

First of all, most of you get a Christmas tree and who can blame you, it definitely bring the Christmas spirit in your home! Be smart about the kind of tree you get. Most reusable fake trees are not recyclable and very bad for the environment so use a real tree and pay attention to where it is coming from and how it has been grown. When it comes to your house and tree decorations, use natural products as much as possible! You can use flowers, or even make tree decorations with dry fruits.

 

What about the lights? Choose to use LED lights whenever possible. Not only are they more efficient but they also don’t need as much power which will be great for your power bill by the end of the month! Also don’t forget to turn your tree lights off when the room is empty – what’s the point?

Now what about your Christmas party? You are more than likely going to have some people over or host a Christmas gathering and being green is a very important thing.

First of all, try not to send paper invites. At this time where social media is so popular, is a lot cheaper and eco-friendly to send e-invites via emails, Facebook or even cellphones. If you really have to send paper invites, use recyclable paper and consider making them yourself instead of buying them.

You are now going to have to set the table and if you are having a lot of people over, you might not want to use reusable tableware and save yourself some time when the party is over. Don’t worry, there are a lot of eco-friendly disposable options you can choose from!

sugarcane-platesIf you want a classy table, my advice would be to go for compostable sugarcane plates and dishes. Stylish and 100% eco-friendly, they are also very functional as they are sturdy, grease resistant and microwaveable. You can also get matching sugarcane trays and sugarcane bowls depending on what you are going to serve!

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If you are looking for a more natural and rustic look, bamboo plates are definitely your best bet. Natural and biodegradable, they will add a special touch to your table and come in various sizes and shapes. Also grease resistant, microwaveable and leak proof, your guests will love them.

 

As far as the food you are going to serve, keep in mind that going organic is the best eco-friendly option. Many stores offer organic food, wine and beer and as organic products become available in more and more places, prices go down. Choose to serve pitchers of water instead of plastic bottles.

And last but not least, when it comes to gifts try to shop online to save gas and avoid the crowds. If you really have to go to the mall, think about bringing reusable shopping bags and save the earth some trouble. Choose eco-friendly packaging and try not to use wrapping paper as it ends up being a huge waste by the end of the night.

Have a great eco-friendly Christmas and as the French would say, “Joyeux Noël”!

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Are Green Products Always More Expensive?

There is a preconceived idea that Green products, that are known to be a lot better for the environment, are always more expensive that their mainstream counterparts. Even though it is often true it is definitely not always the case but before giving you an example let’s get started with some explanations about why eco-friendly products tend to be more expensive that non-sustainable ones.

First of all, eco-friendly products are made of eco-friendly materials which are generally more expensive – because of the way they are produced and manufactured – and this cost is reflected in the price of the finished product.

Second of all, eco-friendly companies are using higher quality ingredients and raw materials and also often pay their employees more, which also reflects on the final price.

Now, it doesn’t mean that eco-friendly products are always more expensive! As they become more and more popular, they also become more and more affordable and some eco-friendly materials are already pretty cheap in the first place!

The best example would be products made of Sugarcane. Widely used and very economical, Sugarcane is also called Pulp or Bagasse and comes from the natural residue of the Sugarcane harvest. It is also a 100% compostable and biodegradable material and make a great sustainable material for disposable tableware.

sugarcane-platesSugarcane products are the perfect example when it comes to affordable green products! Whether we are talking about Sugarcane plates, Sugarcane cups or even Sugarcane mini dishes, they all are affordable Eco-friendly alternative to plastic tableware for instance.

And this is only one example showing that green products don’t have to be more expensive than other products that are not eco-friendly!

 

Check out all of our other eco-friendly materials at www.packnwood.com and change your mind about green products. You will be surprised!

Original Catering Events Ideas: Sugarcane Cocktail Plate with Glass Holder

Whether you are in the catering business or simply hosting a party or a reception, you are always looking for new ideas and inspirations so as to make a good impression on your guests. Being unique and original while extremely functional and elegant isn’t always an easy task and all new ideas are always welcome.

210APU2413-ambianceAnd if you are looking for a unique and sophisticated item for your events, search no further and take a look at our awesome Sugarcane Cocktail Plate! Great for serving hors d’oeuvre and drink in one, our cocktail plates with glass holder are absolutely perfect for any type of reception, buffet party or event.

Very unique, they will solve the problem of where to put a glass when holding a food plate that everyone encounters at parties. Convenient and clever, our plate have holes for the stem of a wine or champagne glass and make your guests’ life so much more convenient.

 

Although disposable, our plates are made of sugarcane, that is a material coming from the natural residue of the Sugarcane harvest, and are therefore 100% biodegradable and compostable which makes them the perfect eco-friendly disposable solution. Microwave safe and grease resistant, sugarcane plates are suitable for every occasion and they look so beautiful that you will almost be disappointed you have to throw them away after your event!

plastic-glassIdeal for appetizers, entrees or food bites commonly served at receptions, the sugarcane cocktail plate provides an incredibly aesthetic presentation and will definitely please and charm everyone around.

They can be used with either our Plastic Stemmed Champagne Glass or with our Plastic Stemmed Wine Glass.

Very elegant and 100% recyclable, our cocktail glasses are the perfect addition to these useful plates!

Don’t wait any longer to be original and give your guests the combination what they need and the have been waiting for!

Check out our Cocktail Plate with Glass Holder and all of our other products at www.packnwood.com

The New Bio’n’Chic Sugarcane Collection

Here at Packnwood, we like to think that we are great at manufacturing Innovative Food Packaging. We aim to create the best economical and Eco-friendly products, and design fashionable, functional and environmentally sustainable tableware that adds a special touch to your culinary presentation. We recently added new products to our catalog and today we would like to introduce you our new Bio’n’Chic Sugarcane collection.

sugarcane-platesWe are proud to expand our line of innovative and eco-friendly sugarcane products. This year we feature a wide range of disposable sugarcane items in a variety of shapes and designs, including stylish plates, bowls, to-go solutions, airline trays, mini-dishes, cocktail ware, and ice cream containers. These refined, yet economical, products are developed using entirely renewable resources and are fully compostable.

Our most refined and polished sugarcane products, the Bio’n’Chic line features sleek, minimalist lines to accentuate their contents. Ranging from compartmental trays to egg shaped bowls, these items are stylish yet practical.

210APU3TAPA-blogMy personal favorite Bio’n’Chic Sugarcane Collection item is this beautiful three Compartment Sugarcane Plate. Perfect for tapas, appetizers or even desserts it makes your food looks delicious and fancy and makes it easier to serve!

 

What is so great about Sugarcane? Just in case you are not sure about what it is, here’s a little sum up for you.

sugarcaneSugarcane, also called Pulp or Bagasse, comes from the natural residue of the Sugarcane harvest. Previously this material was considered useless and destroyed, but our design team has been able to find several good uses for it. 100% biodegradable and compostable and conform to norm EN13432 of the European Biodegradability Standard, our sugarcane products are also microwavable and grease resistant, which makes them perfect for any type of appetizers, entrees or dessert. Best Eco-friendly alternative to paper plates and plastic plates, their crisp white design brings food to life!

It isn’t hard to be environmentally friendly and elegant when using disposable products, you just need to find the appropriate ones, and we think you just did!

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  • See our Square Sugarcane Plate on YouTube here!
  • See our Rectangular Sugarcane Plate on YouTube here!

New York Foam Ban Coming Soon

**UPDATE 1/29/14 NYC Votes to ban foam. Click here to read all about it. 

As many of you may have heard, the state of California has already banned foam food takeout containers and the law is about to arrive in New York and many other cities.

Not biodegradable or compostable, foam containers can last for thousand years if they break up into small beads after being in the water for a long time and also drain styrene when in contact with heat or grease. Rarely recycled and expensive to clean, foam is simply terrible for the environment and people are starting to realize it and trying to do something about it.

While California is ahead of everyone with a ban that often applies to restaurants and others using disposable cups or containers, more U.S. cities are trying to ban or restrict foam use and it is great news for all of us Eco-friendly advocates!

Let’s take a look at New York City for instance. In the past couple of years, recycling has been a disappointment. Unlike a lot of other places, NYC is not very efficient at recycling, and it’s a shame. Mayor Michael Bloomberg is however willing to make the city go greener by following California’s example and banning all environmentally destructive Styrofoam products.

If foam products are not prohibited yet, they soon will be so if your business is using a lot of them, this is your opportunity to be ahead of the ban and your competitors! If you think that you can’t find economical solutions to replace your foam plates or cups you are definitely wrong. You don’t have to spend a lot of money to be Eco-friendly.

sugarcane-platesSugarcane, also called Pulp or Bagasse, comes from the natural residue of the Sugarcane harvest. 100% biodegradable and compostable, elegant and still extremely affordable, our sugarcane plates are the perfect option to go green and get rid of your foam disposables plates. Available in different sizes and colors, you wouldn’t go back to foam disposables even if you could after trying them!

 

(See our Square Sugarcane Plate on Youtube here!)

sugarcane-cupsAre you looking for ice cream or soup cups? We also got you covered. Our sugarcane cups and sugarcane bowls are the best back up option and won’t disappoint you.

BuckatyIf you are looking for a more original take out solution for your soups, salads and other to-go hot and cold foods, our Buckaty Collection is also very economical and extremely elegant.

No matter what you are looking for, there is an Eco-friendly solution and we can provide it for you!

Take the lead and anticipate the ban by getting rid of your foam disposable, the Earth will be thankful.

Check out all of our products at www.packnwood.com