Green Tip #13: Paper Plates

The new Federal Administration has put fighting climate change as a marque item in their agenda. We all have a part to play in supporting this agenda. This bi-weekly Environmental Moment will highlight some environmental good news and offer tips on how you can help reduce waste, energy, and use of plastics. May this instill hope for our future.

Good News: Costa Rica is the first tropical country to reverse deforestation.

Green Tip #13: Did you know that it takes 8 gallons of water to produce one paper plate? This is in addition to the wood chips, energy, transportation, and single-use plastic for packaging. Invest in inexpensive plates for your next outdoor entertaining (thrift stores are a great place to buy plates). These non-paper plates can be washed and reused time and time again. If you do use a paper plate, be sure to put it in the green bin (all food soiled paper can go into the green bin).