Sunday, January 25, 2009

Eco-Dilemma

We are debating the use of paper plates in our house. I generally just buy a huge bag of them at Sam's and we use them for snacks, light meals, etc. We love paper plates because they are so easy--just use and toss.

But here is the dilemma. In an attempt to save money I decided to quit buying paper plates. No big deal except we are running our dishwasher twice as much. So which is cheaper and/or more Eco-friendly paper plates or washing plates?

I realize you are creating more waste and causing more paper to be made by using paper plates. But, you are saving water and electricity and not putting waste water filled with detergent back out when you use paper plates.

I leave you with some questions:

  • Which is cheaper, paper or washing plates?

  • Which is better for the environment, paper or washing plates?

I'm not a tree-hugger by any means, but I want to do my part for the environment. After all, we can't go live on another planet when this one is used up. (Although if I have another week like last week, I may check into it.) I also want to make my dollar stretch as far as I can. So, do I buy paper, or spend money on detergent and electricity to run the dish washer and pump our well?

What's a girl to do?

3 comments:

Janda said...

I am like you I have no idea? But my family just washes the plates. When we have company over we pull out the paper plates for an easy clean up. I don't know what the answer is but I think if it were me I would google it!! lol That's how I solve all my problems! lol

Laura said...

Thanks, Janda. I did Google it. Most of the results I found were environmental in nature and not so much about the actual cost. I did find out it is more energy and water efficient to use the dishwasher unless you pre-rinse.

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