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Wasara: Compostable Japanese Tableware is Ephemeral and Beautiful
Posted By Ana Lisa On April 27, 2011 @ 1:26 pm In Environment,Green Graphics & Packaging,Green Products,Innovation,Recycling and Composting,Sustainable Materials | 4 Comments
Give your next afternoon tea party or picnic at the park an elegant Japanese twist with Wasara ‘s biodegradable tableware. Designed to be fully compostable , the line eliminates the need to wash up after the party, throw away lots of plastic packaging, or carry heavy dishes back home after a sunny al fresco event. Conceived by top Japanese creative director Shinichiro Ogata, these sets of cups and plates are made of a new mix of tree-free biodegradable composite materials: bamboo, reed pulp and bagasse (an agricultural waste byproduct).
Wasara tableware replaces plastic and wood pulp disposables while bringing an ephemeral beauty to your table by accentuating every dish you serve. In practical terms, they’re suitable for cold or hot foods, oil and water-resistant, can be stored in the fridge, and are microwave-safe. They fit comfortably in the hand, providing an elegant texture and sturdy quality that is unique in the field . Wasara tableware is responsibly manufactured near the source of its raw materials at an ISO 9001  & 14001  certified factory.
The company is currently in talks to develop sustainable tableware solutions for airlines and cruise ships, and they have been honored with many awards including the Good Design Award, the All Design Awards  and the Asian Award.
Off course, using disposable products on a daily basis is not the most environmental, or even economic, choice you can make, but every once in a while an occasion pops up when Wasara’s good, green Japanese design is sure to shine.
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 Wasara: http://www.wasara.us/
 compostable: http://inhabitat.com/compostable-packaging-test-do-bambu-plates-breakdown/
 field: http://inhabitat.com/compostable-containers-by-eatware/
 ISO 9001: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ISO_9001
 14001: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ISO_14001
 All Design Awards: http://www.monthofdesign.com/2010/10/29/paper-tableware-wasara-2/
 Branch: http://www.branchhome.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=39
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