Hefty Basics Paper Plates – Giveaway

Hefty Basics paper plates are stronger than everyday plates at a value price, and provide a great choice for people interested in an environmental option.  The plates are biodegradable in-home composting and free of inks, dyes or coatings.

So do they really stand up to the rigors of messy food?  Well we tried them out the other night.  I made tortellini for dinner and of course with noodles comes sauce.

and this is what the plate looked like after dinner was complete

and the back of it…

I was pretty impressed with the sturdiness of the plate.  It did ‘warp’ a little bit when in contact with the hot noodles and sauce (meaning that the plate didn’t lie completely flat on the table), and we had a bit of condensation on the bottom of them.  But none of the sauce  leaked through and it held up to the weight of all the noodles we put on it.

I quite honestly had never thought of the fact that paper plates had ink and dyes in them, but obviously with most of the stark whiteness and pretty patterns, that makes sense.  I like the idea of the Hefty Basics in that they have no inks or dyes.  We’re putting food on them, which is going into our bodies, so they are a much healthier choice not just for the environment, but for us as well.

To help support awareness, Hefty Basics has partnered with the Arbor Day foundation on a quest to plant 10,000 trees, one for every ten new “likes” on Facebook!  What an easy way to contribute to the health of our planet.

Hefty® Basics™ has given Three Different Directions coupons for free packages of any size Hefty® Basics™ paper plates.  Three readers will receive a coupon!

To enter the giveaway let me know if you compost or recycle, or leave a comment with something your family does that helps the earth.  You can enter daily.

For an extra entry you can ‘like’ Hefty Basics on Facebook.  Just think for every 10 of you who ‘like’; a tree will be planted!  Just leave a comment with your Facebook name and that you liked their page.

Open to US residents ages 18+, ends February 3, 2011 at 11:59 PM CST.  E-mail must be submitted when entering, or in the comment body.  Winner will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen.  By entering this giveaway you are stating that you have read my  **Privacy/Rules statements and agree to them.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I wrote this post on behalf of Hefty and was compensated for my thoughts and time, but the review and opinions are my own.


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