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Preserve Tableware

by Evan Orensten in Tech on 21 April 2006

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The 39 billion disposable utensils and 29 billion disposable plates used each year in the U.S. create about 950,000 tons of waste—enough to fill more than 132,000 garbage trucks that bumper to bumper would reach Chicago from the east coast. Plastic is also made from petroleum products (no further comment necessary). So what can you do when it's not practical to use glassware, stoneware and metal cutlery?

Preserve tableware is made from 100% recycled polypropylene plastic. Unlike most "disposible" plastic ware that is usually made from polystyrene and can't be reused, these pieces can be washed in the dishwasher and used again and again. And when you are finished with them, they can be recycled.

Preserve also makes razors, razorblades and toothbrushes from the same recycled/recyclable plastic. All items are available at a store near you or at their online store.

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