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Wasara Biodegradable Tableware

If you are the kind of person that recoils from a styrofoam cup, while acknowledging the impracticality of completely avoiding disposable plates and dishes, then Wasara might appeal to you. Designed by Shinichiro Ogata, Wasara is a single-use paper tableware collection made of non-wood, rapidly renewable materials such as reed pulps and bamboo, and bagasse, a postindustrial recycled material that is a by-product of the sugar refining process. The fifteen 100% biodegradable and compostable dishes and drinking vessels have a modern shape and a natural texture that ironically makes them hard to throw away, even if it is into a compost bin.  All images courtesy of the INDEX: Award 2011.