(Closed) Do you use plastic plates?

posted 6 years ago in Cooking
  • poll: What do you use more often on a daily basis?
    Real plates and flatware. We have a dishwasher, so it's easy. : (47 votes)
    63 %
    Real plates and flatware. We don't have a dishwasher, but it's not a big deal to wash them. : (25 votes)
    33 %
    Plastic/Paper plates and plastic flatware. We wash them and use them several times. : (0 votes)
    Plastic/Paper plates and plastic flatware. We throw them away when we're done. Less work. : (2 votes)
    3 %
    Real and plastic plates. It depends on the meal. : (1 votes)
    1 %
  • Post # 3
    5797 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2011

    Real plates and flatware. We have paper plates for when we’re having pizza or I’m feeling lazy. 

    Post # 4
    1245 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    @LGenz:  Same for us.

    Post # 5
    7311 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

    I use plasticwear only if we are entertaining more than 12 people because I only have 12 place settings.

    Post # 6
    4047 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 2014

    I used paper plates growing up. I now use real plates, but I don’t mind using paper every so often. I don’t really think about being green in this area of my life.

    Post # 7
    3092 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    We use real plates.  I have collected paper and plastic products over the years from office parties and such…I keep on hand for anytime we have get together potlucks or movie nights with a lot of friends.  I guess it’s rare because I still have a huge box.

    I’m THAT person…oh does anyone want these left over plastic cups?  I’ll take them!!


    Post # 8
    2253 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    We use real plates and flatware mostly. Sometimes, we’ll use paper plates for pizza and large dinner parties with friends where we literally don’t have enough plates. 

    Post # 9
    4464 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: February 2012

    We have one dishwasher that we only use for our meat dishes, but we use real dishes for everything. I do have paper napkins though, but I use cloth ones when I have company since I bought them to match our tablecloths when we got married. It is more economical for me all around, including the fact that I don’t have a ton of extra money to go out and buy paper plates all the time. My mom is usually against paper for that very reason but did buy a huge pack at Costco since they can be convenient at times. 

    Post # 10
    14660 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    Real.  I only use paper plates if I happen to grab some with take out.

    Post # 11
    2622 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I use paper only for picnics or tail gating or the very rare party. I always use “real” stuff. Its nicer, it doesnt bleed through, and I feel better about it in terms of the environment.


    Post # 13
    9053 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2010

    Only ever real dishes.  The only reason we might use paper plates/cups is is if we had lots of poeple over for a BBQ or something. 

    Even if we’re camping I have a set of tupperware type plastic dishes that we use and wash.  Could that be what your co-worker was referring to as well?  Otherwise, I’m picturing a big sink full of red Solo cups??

    Post # 15
    4582 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I hate to say it, but we use paper plates 90% of the time because we don’t have a dishwasher. We typically use real flatware and glassware.


    Post # 16
    1401 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    Definitely real everything unless we’ve got a big party and not enough plates/cups/wine glasses for everyone. Don’t like the idea of plastic stuff. We don’t have a dishwasher, but it’s not that big of a deal since normally it’s just the two of us. Whoever doesn’t cook usually washes up. 

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