Hefty Basic Paper Plate Giveaway

When I received a stack of sturdy Hefty Basics plates in the mail, I decided to give them a go at an upcoming baby shower I’m throwing, knowing that they’d end up in the compost bin afterwards. They’re free of inks, dyes or coatings and can be composted after use.

Is Hefty eco-perfect? No. But I do feel like when mainstream manufacturers like Hefty start to make environmental efforts, the impact can be tremendous. It makes me think of Stoneyfield Farm Yogurt working with Wal Mart to make organic products available to the masses.  Like many conscientious consumers, I avoid Wal Mart, but their partnership with Stoneyfield Farm does get eco-friendly products in places where they wouldn’t previously be an option.

Hefty is also teaming up with the Arbor Day Foundation to plant a tree for every ten “likes’ they get on their Hefty Basics Tablewear Facebook page.

Are these plates as tough as Chinet? Absolutely, and they aren’t as bleached. Still, Chinet is made of 100% recycled material, and Hefty Basics hasn’t advertised what percentage of recycled material is in their plates.

Would you like to try them for yourself? If you win you’ll get a coupon for a free set of Hefty Basics to try out for yourself. There will be two winners.

Three Ways to Enter The Hefty Basic Paper Plate Giveaway:

1. Simply post a comment

2. Like us on Facebook (then tell us you did it in the comments)

3. Spread the news about the giveaway! Email someone, post it on Facebook, tweet it, blog it, or send someone a message about it via carrier pigeon. (And again, don’t forget to tell us all about it in the comments!)

This contest ends on March 14th and is only open to U.S. Residents.

Winner will be randomly selected from the list of comments so don’t forget to note your multiple entries with one comment each!
We will notify the winner via email.

Also, if you’d rather win a copy of our book, The Eco-nomical Baby Guide, you have until Wednesday at midnight to enter that giveaway!


  1. Would compost as you did after use…

  2. I’d give them a try…

  3. I’m also already a facebook fan. 🙂

  4. Jennifer S. says

    I’d love to try them out 🙂 I’m a facebook fan as well!

  5. i’d love to try them!!!

  6. I like you on facebook!

  7. katherine says

    I would love to try them!

  8. I would love to try them!

  9. Debbie Fields says

    Liked you on FB! Thanks for your posts. I copied down one of your recipes to try and share.

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