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Looks Like Summer: Patterned Bamboo Plates from Viva Terra

Don’t these plates make you want to sit outside with a pitcher of lemonade? Most affordable, patterned plates are made of melamine, which can potentially leach toxins if it is heated. In other words, you’re safe as long as you don’t put them in the microwave, but why take the chance, right? These babies are made of renewable bamboo, so that makes them an instant win in my book.

Between the fun shape, colorful patterns and the great price, I’m tempted to “let” my husband barbecue every day so we can have an excuse to eat outside. Or at the very least, they’d make a festive, reusable addition to my daughter’s end-of-summer birthday party.

Why It’s Green:

  • Made of bamboo
  • Biodegradable

Price: $39/set of 4 (aff)

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I am a graphic designer by trade who has a strong passion for interior design and doing what we can to protect the environment. This blog and my other site, Green & Gorgeous, are my ways of giving back to the Earth.


  • Stancie
    April 15, 2011 at 2:28 pm

    Wow, I love these Jennae! The colors and pattern are fabulous – they just scream summer 🙂 Thank you for sharing them.

  • Lori Z.
    April 15, 2011 at 9:41 pm

    These are so pretty. I love how durable the bamboo melamine is too–Pottery Barn Kids had Peter Rabbit plates made of it last year and my kids throw them around and they don’t chip or scratch.

  • Sarah
    May 16, 2011 at 2:41 pm

    Dude! You are awesome. Been looking for something like this for ages.


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