Eco-friendly Placemats!

Eco-friendly Placemats!

Laure Joliet
Jul 25, 2008

Adrienne has her eye on the table with a tips for how to make it pretty and green! Whaddya think?

I love stumbling on products that I didn't realize had been "green-ized" yet. Like placemats. Dear, underestimated and surprisingly useful placemats. Good for spicing up a table setting, good for catching spills, and (now) good for the environment.

Here are some of my favorite top finds:

Mosaic Recycled Placemat from CB2 $6.95 each. Made of shredded juice boxes that have been compressed and made water-resistant, these placemats don't just look good, they're a modern recycling marvel.

Napkin Catch Placemat from Branch $19. There's a built-in napkin holder! That's enough for this placemat to be included on any 'best of' list, but the fact that's its made of 30% post-industrial waste doesn't hurt either.

Recycled Newspaper and Candy Wrapper Placemats from Ecoist $68 for 4. Using materials that are otherwise considered trash, these placemats protect your tabletops as well as provide interesting reading material at the dinner table.

Fetch! Jumbo Pet Placemat from o.r.e. $11.95. Don't forget fido! He deserves an eco-friendly option for his doggie bowl too. Made of recycled rubber, they also come in a smaller size.

Paper Table Placemats from 3r Living $24. These placemats are waterproof, cannot be torn and---best part--- made from tree-free paper. They're 100% recyclable and provide great graphics for your table top!

What do you think?

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