If a switch to bioware is on your next meeting's green “to-do” list, a good place to start is the Biodegradable Products Institute, which has a list of approved vendors of plates, cutlery, cups, straws, and other food-service necessities made from renewable resources rather than oil. Eco-Products Inc., for example, has a range of products made of corn (polylactide) and sugarcane (bagasse) that will break down in a commercial compost facility in 45 and 60 days, respectfully.

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