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“Disposable” Dishes

We had a little game night at our place last weekend, so I took it as an opportunity to try out some Preserve tableware. They’re made from 100% recycled plastic (the same as the razors I use), are BPA- and phthalate-free, and are completely recyclable.


They’re intended to take the place of disposable dishes, but I definitely wouldn’t throw them away after just one use. They’re heavier duty than regular disposables and are even dishwasher safe (on low heat). The tableware’s typical plastic, and the plates are sturdier than I’d expect. The cups are good, but they bend a little more than I’d like.

The best part is that when the dishes do finally break, they can be recycled again—they’re made completely out of #5 plastic. If your town doesn’t recycle that kind, Preserve will recycle it for you. Not only that, they’ll take any #5 plastic that you want to send in.


Comment from Sharon
Time September 23, 2011 at 7:42 am

I actually didn’t find them too bendy–they reminded me of some non-disposable cups I’ve used. They were less bendy than the usual Solo cups, right? Or am I remembering wrong?

Comment from Brenda Pike
Time September 23, 2011 at 10:55 am

You know, they are probably better than Solo cups. But they’re flimsier than the regular plastic cups that they look like, so I was disappointed.

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