Astrik is made from bamboo fiber and a PLA bio-plastic. All raw materials are grown and harvested from the earth, rather than extracted from it. Because of this we can use farms local to processing plants and factories to reduce emissions-heavy transport to a fraction of the distance. Creating PLA itself only emits a fifth of greenhouse gasses that traditional plastics do. The final product is sturdy, safe for both the dishwasher and microwave, and composts into the earth within 2 years once you decide to throw it away.
This new material has debuted in the form of a 3-piece mixing bowl set. For a limited time, you can get your own set at Uncommon Goods for $60.