Our family is always making an effort to get a little greener. One of the things we’ve done over the past couple years is to completely stop using paper plates. We all eat off of regular dinnerware for every meal, every snack. It’s saved us the money we would have spent on paper plates and the garbage bags I would have put them in. Plus we just create way less trash. My 6 year-old daughter does just fine eating off of the same plates my husband and I use, but my 3 year-old son is a different story. You never know when he’s just going to fling his plate off the table. So I feed him on a plastic plate. Ugh.
Have you ever read about all the nasties in plastic that can leach into our food? Many plastics – plates, containers, bottles, even toys- contain things you wouldn’t want to feed your kids on. Here are a few you want to avoid:
- Melamine: This is combined with formaldahyde to create a resin that’s used to make dinnerware, among other things. And it’s toxic in high doses.
- Bisphenol-A (BPA): This is an endocrine disruptor that can cause neurological and reproductive organ difficulties. Yikes.
- Phthalates: This stuff is really scary. High doses in rats have been known to cause birth defects. And phthalates are in almost everything!
I think the research on all of this stuff is still developing, but what I’ve read is enough to keep me from wanting to use anything with these nasty chemicals in them in the kitchen. So what do I do about my wild child who likes to launch his dinner plate at the dog now and then? I found the solution.
Green Eats are safe for your kids’ food. Three cheers! Dinnerware that doesn’t contain toxic chemicals! It’s about time. There are not phthalates, BPA, or melamine in these products.
This dinnerware is sturdy and tough. Perfect for kids, right? I had the opportunity to review the divided plates, snack plates, and tumblers, all of which I am sure will outlast my son’s manners-of-a-mule stage. Gosh, I hope so. They’re thick without being heavy or cumbersome for kids to handle. You can’t bend them and you can’t scratch them up with your silverware either. Our old plastic plates have knife marks in them where we’ve cut up the kids’ food. Not these. They’re a little bit textured and you can’t cut into them so the plate isn’t ending up in your child’s dinner.
Green Eats dinnerware is colorful and the kids love to use it. On a warm day recently the kids wanted to eat lunch outside, so I used our Green Eats to plate up a fun lunch for them. And I didn’t have to worry about my ceramic plates smashing on the concrete patio! They loved their colorful lunch. Isn’t it a cute table with the Green Eats on it?
They are made of recycled milk cartons. And the packaging is recycled, too. This is a truly green product from a truly green company. The plates, forks, all of the Green Eats products are made from 100% recycled milk cartons. The packaging that it ships in is also recycled and recyclable and printed with soy ink.
The Green Eats line includes lots of great dinnerware options for kids who aren’t quite ready for Grandma’s china, and that you want to keep away from that toxic plastic stuff. That’s all kids, right?! This stuff is dishwasher safe, safe, and fun for kids to use. We use ours every day and I am so glad we discovered this eco-friendly alternative to paper or plastic plates.
I was provided with samples of Green Eats products to facilitate this review. The opinions in this post are 100% mine. You can read my full disclosure policy here.