Put in Garbage
Plastic plates are made from low-grade plastic that can’t be recycled, even if they’re brand new. Put plastic plates in the garbage.
Not Suitable for Second Meal
Don’t wash and reuse disposable plastic plates. The plastic degrades and becomes unsafe to eat from.
Ways to Reduce
Choose Reusables Instead
Use reusable plates and containers instead of disposable plastic plates. If you don’t have enough plates for a gathering, consider asking a friend or family member to bring an extra set.
Reusable Packaging For Businesses
Check out Upstream’s catalog of reusable packaging and unpackaging innovators that provide ways for consumers to obtain products, mostly food and beverages, in returnable, reusable, or refillable packaging – or they deliver products to consumers unpackaged altogether.
Ways to Reuse
Reuse as Saucer for Planters
Plastic plates make great saucers for indoor planters.
Save for Crafts
Use plates for craft time! Here’s a creative way to make wall art with plates.