…one paper plate at a time. Using paper plates during picnics or big gatherings is undoubtedly more convenient than washing and avoiding breakage of ceramic plates. However, it does raise the question: what is the environmental impact of using paper plates? Determining whether using paper plates is better for the environment than running a dishwasher load that consumes electricity and water is a difficult task. However, looking at the impact of manufacturing paper plates and the disposal of them gives clear answers. just the facts Pulp and paper is the third largest industrial polluter of air, water and soil. In the U.S., total industrial releasesRead More →