Can Not be Recycled
Plastic plates are made from low-grade plastic that can’t be recycled. Dispose of plastic plates in the trash.
Not Suitable for Second Meal
Don’t wash and reuse disposable plastic plates. The plastic degrades and becomes unsafe to eat from. Durable plastic plates can be reused safely.
Ways to Reduce
Choose Reusables Instead
Substitute reusable plates and containers for disposable plastic plates. For gatherings, consider asking family members and friends to bring their own reusable tableware and left-overs containers.
Ways to Reuse
Save for Crafts
Use plates for craft time! Here’s a creative way to make wall art with plates.