a japanese brand by the name of wasara launched a line of fully biodegradable tableware. the dishes, mugs, and cups are made of bamboo, bagasse, and reed pulp – which are all 100% compostable. they chose these three because bagasse is a waste by-product of sugar cane and bamboo is extremely abundant.
the concept behind this tableware design comes from japanese culture and tradition. while it has a very refined food culture, the dishes they use are also very refined and simple. the plates are designed to be used just one time and obviously, to reduce environmental burden.
the wasara tableware collection was designed with the japanese tradition of holding the plate or bowl in your hands in mind.
historically, japanese design has been about living in harmony with nature and finding beauty in simplicity. as you can see, this tableware collection commits to both those things – the designs are simple, clean and unimposing and they are made out of natural products.
images via wasara