by By Jonathan Vatner | January 28, 2009

Green platesThe green movement too often hits a snag when it comes to picnics, most of which result in large amounts of plastic waste. That's where VerTerra comes in: These high-quality single-use plates, bowls and trays are made from fallen palm leaves. The material is sturdy but also easily biodegradable, and it looks like real wood. A 100-pack of plates costs $90. (718) 383-3333;