Paper plates, napkins and plastic dinnerware waste the environment, increase bulk in trash, and kill trees.
Real dishes, cloth napkins, and steel cutlery enhance the eating experience while reducing toxic trash and saving trees.
For household cleaning, switching to green products such as recycled paper towels and biodegradable dish soap will ensure that you are not dumping toxic wastes into the water supply.
Considering biodegradable paper products? Think again…
Every product, even if made from recycled material, has an environmental cost, from processing to transportation to disposal even. Making a real difference takes behavioral change, which often involves buying fewer products.
- Use old towels as rags (instead of paper towels) for cleaning counters and spills.
- Pack lunches in reusable lunch bags and washable containers instead of plastic wrap and bags.
- Keep a set of cutlery at work and wash after each use instead of using disposables.