Friday, November 14, 2014

Set the Thanksgiving Table

We've pulled together some of the best DIY utensil holders from around the web for your Thanksgiving table this year. Each one can be customized to fit your color scheme & style. Fill them with some Sucre Shop utensils and you're well on your way to having a beautiful thanksgiving spread!

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Are Paper Plates Recyclable?

In general, paper plates are NOT recyclable, but our bamboo plates are!
 If a paper plate is used, it is definitely not recyclable, as food grease and crumbs cannot be separated from the paper in the recycling process (so you should avoid throwing that pizza box in the recycling bin, too). It is important NOT to throw paper plates that have been contaminated by food (and other contaminated paper products, such as napkins, paper towels, tissues, food packaging) because it can contaminate an entire batch of recycling.

If the plate is coated with plastic or wax it becomes even more difficult to recycle because the coating must be separated from the paper. Styrofoam plates are the worst choice of all, as the production of styrofoam (and the recycling process) creates significant amounts of environmental toxins.
The paper plate IS recyclable if it is not contaminated by food (for example, plates you may have used for crafts that don't have glue, paint, or sticker residue). If the uncontaminated plate is coated in wax or plastic, make sure your recycler accepts mixed-paper for recycling. Clean styrofoam plates may also be recyclable, depending on whether or not your local recycling facility accepts styrofoam. Find out information about your local recycling programs
Your best choice of action is to avoid using paper plates at all costs. Whenever possible use plates that can be washed and reused or plastic plates that can be cleaned prior to recycling. There are also some great biodegradable plates out there made out of bamboo (such as those by I Spy) and other 100% biodegradable materials. These can go in the garbage and are great for your compost bin. Uncoated plates are also an excellent dry material for your compost bin.
Info from Keen For Green
Shop our selection of hand printed bamboo plates at Sucre Shop!

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

We're taking over West Elm St. Louis' Instagram!

I'm guest instagramming all week over at @westelmstlouis leading up to the Maker Market Saturday where I'll be serving up hot cocoa! Follow along over there and check out some of my fave ways to prop out their goods!!

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

7 Halloween Cards We Love

(1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7)
Happy Halloween! Greet friends & family with these adorable and clever cards from some of our favorite shops.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Simple + Spooky: 4 Halloween Food Ideas

We tend to go for cute & creepy rather than repulsively scary when it comes to our Halloween treats. What about you? Check out these Mash BOO-tatoes from yummily, Halloween Stuffed Peppers from Megan's Cookin, Candy Corn Cake from Make Fabulous Cakes, and Pumpkin Patch Pudding Cups from Bubbly Nature Creations. All four of which would look perfect with our Trick or Treat Fork.

Check out more Halloween utensils right here!

Monday, October 13, 2014