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Saturday, January 24, 2015
While discussing ways to reduce waste with my students this week, several told me they use paper plates daily for dinner. To them, they are cheap and don't have to be washed, apparently a dreaded chore. "What about a dishwasher?" I ask. Yes, they have one, but it's easier to throw away the plate. I had no response, except I did tell them that I felt sad inside.
The next day, one student, Kayla, brightly told me she has convinced her parents to start recycling the paper plates.