YESTERDAY (October 11, 2013), while Typhoon Santi was wreaking havoc on Metro Manila traffic and raining down on Miss World 2013 Megan Young’s parade in Makati, I was at Café 1771, El Pueblo Real de Manila, Ortigas Center, witnessing a milestone in our efforts towards green living. CDC Manufacturing Corporation was launching an affordable green concept in tableware under its Melawares line called Bambooware.
The Bambooware collection is a complete range of eco-friendly tableware products that include plates, bowls and drinking glasses. Unlike the regular Melawares products which make use of melamine as their main material, Bambooware items use bamboo fibers in combination with other organic compounds to make them 100% biodegradable. Once discarded, they decompose completely in as short as six months’ time and leave no non-biodegradable residues, so they’re really completely biodegradable.
“We thought of coming up with this new line as our contribution to reduce carbon footprint of our products without compromising stylishness, innovation and functionality. Modern dining of today is not just about the pleasures and flavors of food. We need to also think of our surroundings and be aware of the implications of our actions as we go on with our daily lives,” explains CDC Manufacturing Corporation’s marketing manager Chriselda Chua.
Despite their organic nature and biodegradability, however, Bambooware products remain stylish, chic and attractive with their vibrant colors and matte finish. They initially come in off-white, green and yellow shades, and in different shapes and sizes, and they are sold at prices that do not stray too far from the affordable prices of regular Melawares products, starting at Php60 for a regular 8-inch plate.
During the formal launch held at Café 1771 yesterday (October 11, 2013), Chua made a short product presentation and displayed the entire Bambooware line for everyone to see.
The new Bambooware line by Melawares is exclusively available at SM Homeworld at SM Stores nationwide.