Green Duck products visible at WEG

The Green Duck, a company started by a Virginia woman who realized one day that Styrofoam and plastic packaging is just plain wrong, is getting some attention in the Bluegrass.

The company makes compostable and biodegradble products, including hot and cold drink cups, plates and utensils made from corn and plants — no petroleum products — which will be available at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games later this month at the Kentucky Horse Park.

According to Green Duck’s Website, if you have space to store and a little extra cash, individuals can also purchase their products. They make everything from to-go boxes for restaurants to dishes that can go in the microwave and refrigerator for home use.

Each item indicates how long it will take to break down once it is composted.

It’s one of those, gee, wish-I-would-have-thought-of-that business ideas!

As for the Games, a release says bins for recyclables and compostables will be throughout the park for people to use on the grounds as well as work with the concession and catering vendors and their needs.

The World Games 2010 Foundation expects to recycle and compost more than 360 tons of material that otherwise would have been landfilled.

What a great idea  to 1) keep all that stuff out of landfills and 2) introduce a large group of people to a healthier, better way of doing things.

— Linda J.