Monday, November 17, 2008

green plates

Thanksgiving is coming up.

Not one to put on the dog with china and crystal, I tend to go to the other end of the decorating spectrum.

I usually get the disposable styrofoam divided plates decorated in holiday colors... but since starting recycling I refuse to buy these plates, as our local recycling center does not accept them. So what do to?

Well, this one is easy, use real plates - duh! I may have enough, if not I can pick up a few more in town, at the dollar store or maybe the local thrift store where we take all our unwanted stuff. Hmmm, I think I took a set of stoneware dishes there a few years ago, I wonder...

Recycling has put many things into a different perspective, and the next recycling dilemma on the list is Christmas cards, more on that later.

Yahoo! Green has a good article on this here


June said...

Thrift shopping for them a great can be ecclectic vs having all same pattern.

paula, the quilter said...

When I am invited to a potluck I usually go to the thrift store and buy a bowl or plate to put the food on to take. Serves 2 purposes: it is green and I don't have to worry about bringing my plate home.

Susan said...

Problem solved - from daughter Melissa:
We have plenty of plates . . .I could bring plates and then we could just stack them in a Rubbermaid tote I can bring home afterwards and wash them. .. that way you still have no plates to clean :)

Susan said...

Another good idea has come up - BYOP - bring your own plate! Then you can load it up with leftovers and take it back home.