The purpose of a lending library is to offer a collection of reusable dinnerware that can be shared within your community, be it a group of friends, a church, school, business or the neighborhood. They are perfect for:
Thanksgiving, birthdays, holiday parties, baby showers, bachelor/bachelorette parties, small weddings, school events, company parties.
You don’t have to create anything nearly that large! Even a group of 10 friends or families can build a library together to be passed around from event to event with zero waste. Creating a zero-waste lending library is an easy way to make less waste and build community without skimping on the overall awesomeness of your event. Our melamine products comply with EU directives that ensure products are safe for use in a food service environment. They are made from 100% food safe Melamine and we regularly test them to prove it.
Is Melamine Dishwasher Safe? Yes, Cartaffini melamine dinnerware can withstand the pressures of daily cleaning by commercial dishwashers. We do however, recommend hand washing your products to ensure they remain in the best condition throughout their lifespan. When using a dishwasher, avoid the use of harsh chemicals, chlorine-based detergents and bleach.
Is Melamine Breakable? Yes, Cartaffini melamine serveware and dinnerware is safe for everyday use. Our plates, bowls, mugs, cups and platters are strong, highly break and scratch resistant. They will not chip or shatter like traditional porcelain or china, however, they are not 100% unbreakable and can be scratched if used with serrated knives or abrasive cleaning chemicals.
Because of Melamine’s superior appearance, quality and life span, it is a trusted and cost-effective alternative to traditional crockery in food service environments.
So what you're waiting for? Grab a few friends and start organizing using CARTAFFINI dinnerware!