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Posted By Jill Fehrenbacher On July 8, 2005 @ 1:43 pm In Design,Green Home decor | 1 Comment

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Maverick design star Tom Dixon [2] is a household name in England, where they take design more seriously than us yokels accross the pond. Dixon is most famous for being the creative director of Habitat [3], the UK-based home-furnishings shop.

Recently, Dixon has been experimenting with biodegradeable plastics made from compressed natural materials such as byproducts of coconut, rice and bamboo processing. He has created a line of biodegradeable plates, bowls and cups dubbed Eco Ware [4] . This elegant line of sustainable tableware is 85% bamboo bound with a water-soluble polymer.

According to the website, Eco Ware [4] is fine enough for formal occasions, tough enough for the outdoors, and robust enough for every-day use. The best part is that after a long functional life (5 years give or take), the Eco Ware objects can be recyled into plant pots or simply composted back to the earth.

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[1] Image: http://www.inhabitat.com/2005/07/08/tom-dixons-eco-ware/tdecoware3/

[2] Tom Dixon: http://www.tomdixon.net/

[3] Habitat: http://www.habitat.co.uk/

[4] Eco Ware: http://www.tomdixon.net/en/products.html?Gid=4

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