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Do you regularly use paper plates at home?

Discussion in 'Food Talk' started by aficianado, Feb 6, 2013.

  1. Sep 4, 2013 at 9:39 AM
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    aficianado

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    i just ate at my BIL's home. paper plates. you know what i found amazing? the plates (and plastic cups) were approx 10% of the dirty dishes. they had pans, trays, serving plates, serving utensils, etc to wash. i watched him toss a handful of plates and cups, and tackle a mountain of real dishware with the sink.

    i had to bite my tongue..big time. in a sink load of dirty dishes.i think the plates are the easiest thing to wash.

    they need to invent disposable pots and pans!! now that would be something. :D
     
  2. Apr 9, 2014 at 10:04 AM
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    Blows my mind as well. I guess some people DGAF. Hell when i go to restaurants i specifically eat in, because food just tastes better when you eat off a proper plate with a real fork and knife.
     
  3. Jul 17, 2015 at 10:21 AM
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    I prefer not to fill land fills more than what is necessary.
    Real plates at home.
     
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  4. Jul 17, 2015 at 10:26 AM
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    Taco me elmo

    Taco me elmo Here, Eat some paint. Drink some Bleach.

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    I use paper bowls, plates and plastic spoons forks ect to save water and all the stuff i use is recycle-able and goes in that bin.
    Unless I have over company then I use actual stuff.
     
  5. Jul 17, 2015 at 10:36 AM
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    I agree :).
     
  6. Jul 17, 2015 at 10:40 AM
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    What an odd thread. I haven't used paper plates since I was a kid. What a tremendous waste of resources.
     
  7. Jul 17, 2015 at 10:46 AM
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    Thats your opinion and it does not match mine.. oh no.. LOL

    But seriously I camp and use paper plates ect.. I live in California with water shortages so I use paper plates ect and recycle..
    Life is about adapting to situations, I do not use them because I am poor as the cost of buying them over washing a dish is clearly not cost effective however!!!! I do it to save water and actually recycle them VS tossing in the trash.
     
  8. Jul 17, 2015 at 10:51 AM
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    Sorry Mr Taco me elmo, if I lived where there was a water shortage I think I would think more about saving water too. Sorry for not being more considerate of what you guys are going through. Wish I could do something to help...
     
  9. Jul 17, 2015 at 10:53 AM
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    Waste of paper. Never use them unless I'm eating while camping or something where there is nowhere to wash dishes.
     
  10. Jul 17, 2015 at 11:09 AM
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    when a crapload of people are over..paper all the way and plastic utensils and dixie cups
     
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    I don't use plates. I just eat out of the frying pan.
     
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    I've started just eating everything raw, off my hands or floor. This way I don't waste electricity, natural gas, water, time, money, etc... in fact, I'm moving into a cave. To live completely off grid. Taco will be parked and never driven. I will walk to get food. Luckily my cave will be right next to McDonald's.
     
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    I've taken it a step further and stopped eating completely and burned my truck to the ground and collected the heat energy to distribute equally among the masses.

    Haha but on the real, no, I don't use paper plates, ever. I prefer real plates. My parents use paper plates and its the weirdest thing to me.
     
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    :facepalm: Air pollution!


    :D
     
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    Nope, I collected all that too and formed it into carbon plates for eating. Which I don't do anymore.
     
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    We might switch from paper to all Styrofoam and plastic after reading some of these posts...
     
  17. Jul 31, 2015 at 3:35 PM
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    Paper plates are a waste of money and resources. Why create more garbage than necessary? Dishes aren't that hard and I'd even bet most of the ppl blowing money on paper plates b/c they're too lazy have dishwashers.
     
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    I have a dishwasher and sometimes use paper plates. :stirthepot:
     
  19. Jul 31, 2015 at 6:37 PM
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    McDonalds should bring back the styrofoam burger containers
     
  20. Jul 31, 2015 at 6:40 PM
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    I don't use them but sometimes I have "visitors" from out of town, and they use them...:alien:

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    Who say it's us that's killing the planet? :rofl:
     
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