(Closed) bambu vs verterra

posted 8 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
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Wannabee

This is a good question. I’ve used Verterra extensively, reviewing them for blogs, and here’s what I found:

You can reuse them a number of times, with gentle washing.

They compost very fast (2 months in they’re well on their way)

Each layer is one piece of material, so they’re quite strong and stable.

Zero of the palm leaves used to make them go to waste, they make fertilizer out of the cuttings. 15 tons get used for these a month, rather than getting burnt, as they would have been otherwise.

Their factory reuses 84% of the water, in a fully sterilized environment.

And they just look cool 🙂

I know quite a bit about them, feel free to ask more.

PS Whatever you end up going with, avoid plastic. Beyond the obvious, it was recently found that some contain, and leech BPA into food being eaten on them. Here’s the story on that: http://bit.ly/50w7nX With a load of holiday events happening shortly, people need to know this. Verterra are non toxic, strictly Palm leaves, no chemical binders, waxes, seals.

 

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I went to a wedding with bamboo plates and it was terrible!  It was an outdoor buffet and they were flimsy and sloppy.  They also used those corn based utensils and they could not cut through the meat.  I am not sure I could recommend them.

Post # 5
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Wannabee

Rachel I’d agree, I’ve used tons of eco plates in my time, and they often just fall apart. Since Veterra uses a single piece of material per layer (basically cutting out from a Palm leaf) and then heats/cools it repeatedly, strengthening it, it’s quite sturdy.

Post # 7
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Wannabee

You’re welcome, glad to help. They’re the natural colors of the leaves, varying slightly within the range of what dried Palm leaves would look like. Many people think they’re wood or bamboo when they first see them.

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