How to maintain eco friendly tableware?

I am planning to go eco friendly this year. Actually, it is one of the resolutions I took on my birthday and I need some help to work towards it now. I am considering buying some eco friendly tableware for home and I want some suggestions for the material I should opt for? I would also like to know about the maintenance of the eco friendly tableware, so that I could be benefited with it for a long time? Can anybody please help?