>Eco-Friendly Disposable Palm Leaf Plates- Review & Giveaway

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Marx Foods sent us some really neat disposable plates.  I know, I know.  “Neat” disposable plates?  But really, they are.  I can’t explain it better than this so read what the Marx Foods site has to say: These elegant and durable disposable party plates are an eco-friendly alternative to conventional disposable plates. These biodegradable plates are a natural and renewable resource. Naturally discarded sheaths of the leaves of the Adaka palm tree are collected from the forest floor. No trees are cut down. The plates and the disposable cutlery are even compostable!  How can you not think that’s neat?  Compostable plates. 

We received some of the large square plates and some of the hexagonal salad plates.  They arrived in the middle of a playdate we were having at our house and we used the plates for the adults’s lunch.  We were all 4 of us (adults) surprised how solid the plates felt.  Since we only ate sandwiches off of them, I did rinse them.   We can use them again.  They are still sturdy.  That’s neat, too.  Plates that are disposable compostable that you can rinse well and re-use. 

Some of the girls who were here thought the plates were kind of not so pleasant looking.  I love the look.  Its almost like its got a woodgrained look which I love.  But honestly, I’d like them anyway.  Simply for the way they are made and the fact that they can be composted (although it should be fun trying to explain to the kids why some plates are compostable and not others but I digress, that is a post for yet another day). 

If you, like I was, are unfamiliar with Marx Foods, you should check them out.  They specialize in high-end food distribution.  They have some really amazing items on their site, aside from these plates. 

Marx Foods has generously offered to give one of our readers a set of 25 of the palm leaf plates, in the style of your choosing.  That’s definitely a bargain since these plates are definitely not inexpensive, however, the quality and fact that I was able to give them a good rinse and still be able to use them again makes them more of a deal.  Anything that helps decrease what’s taken from our earth offsets the dollar amount a bit in my book, as well.  I’d defnitely consider these for our house!

I think there’s some items on this site (or really, most of the items on the site) that would be wonderful gifts for the foodie in your life.  You know that person you just aren’t sure what to buy?  This may be a great place to go first!

*Mandatory Entry*  Head over to Marx Foods and poke around.  See something you like?  Tell me!!  Just want to share what plate style you’d chose if you are the winner?  Tell me that!  Just be warned, they have some really fantastic looking ingredients on there.  You may get really hungry!
Once you have the mandatory entry done, here are ways to get some extra entries:

“Like” Marx Foods on Facebook  (1 entry)
“Follow” Marx Foods on Twitter  (1 entry)

“Like” This Mama on Facebook (1 entry)
“Follow” This Mama on Twitter (1 entry)

Share this giveaway on Facebook (5 extra entries)
Tweet this giveaway on Twitter (1 extra entry per day) using this as the tweet: (post the URL in a reply)
  “EcoFriendly Plates Giveaway http://bit.ly/b4947B @MarxFoods @mamatomjr    #giveaway #ecofriendly”

This giveaway ends at midnight on Friday, May 28th, 2010.  Remember that EACH entry needs to be entered as a separate post to be considered a separate entry (so if you share on FB you need to enter 5 comments for each entry).  You do also need to have me be able to access your email either directly in your replies or on your profile so that I can contact you if you are the winner.  GOOD LUCK!!

This giveaway is CLOSED and the winner has been notified.  Thank you for your entries!

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  • >I love this natural material. I would choose Rectangle Palm Leaf Plates. Thankslubaska dot k at gmail dot com

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  • >like you on fb-Julie A Scott Lawsaunteegem@yahoo.com

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  • >likes Marx food fb-Julie A Scott Lawsaunteegem@yahoo.com

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  • >These look delish-Lobster, Herb & Creme Heart-shapeaunteegem@yahoo.com

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  • >I would choose the hexagonal plates. The palm leaf look would go great with our monkey themed birthday party we have coming up!amandacrna@gmail.com

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  • >5. I shared on Facebook:http://www.facebook.com/janetfayejanetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

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  • >I follow you on Twitter – Janetfayejanetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

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  • >I like you on Facebook – Janet Frijanetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

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  • >I follow Marx Foods on Twitter – Janetfayejanetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

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  • >I like Marx Foods on Facebook – Janet Frijanetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

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  • >I like Palm Leaf Hexagonal Plates.janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

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  • >I follow you on Twitter-pyrodamselsix_one_nine_girlie86 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  • >I'ma FB fan-Jenna Marie Woodsix_one_nine_girlie86 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  • >I follow Marx on Twitter-pyrodamselsix_one_nine_girlie86 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  • >I like Marx on Fb-Jenna Marie Woodsix_one_nine_girlie86 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  • >I love the palm leaf hexagonal plates. I also wandered over to their poultry and the game hens look good!six_one_nine_girlie86 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  • >I would definitely pick the Hexagonal plates! never seen anything like them!flufffreebies@hotmail.com

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  • >following MarxFoods on Twitterbcgood83@yahoo.com

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  • >I "like" Marx foods on Fbbcgood83@yahoo.com

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  • >I would choose the Rectangle Palm Leaf platesbcgood83@yahoo.com

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  • >Thanks for spreading the word about Marx foods- I just liked them on FB. They have such great stuff on their web site. Melissa P.

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  • >I tweet about this giveaway: http://twitter.com/FrugalScience/status/14019495507frugalsciencegal [at] gmail [dot] com

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  • >I follow Marx Foods on Twitter @FrugalSciencefrugalsciencegal [at] gmail [dot] com

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  • >I would choose the large square palm leaf plates! I love the idea behind these!frugalsciencegal [at] gmail [dot] com

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