Preserve dish sets have changed my life. About 7 years ago I discovered Preserve Toothbrushes. They are made from recycled plastic and they are amazing. They are made similar to the Reach brush and they work great. I read up on the company and found they made cups, plates, and silverware. I purchased a set of dishes on Amazon and then another set and then another. I stocked up on a set of 12 dishes and it said that when the dishes were no longer usable we could ship them back and they’d be made into recycled plastic park benches. You can turn in any of their products for the same purpose.
I was intrigued and I figured my new plastic plates would last maybe a year. Well it’s now 2017 and they are still going strong. I have microwaved them and put them in the dishwasher. They are getting a bit ragged so I have opted to purchase another set of 12 plates and tumblers. I am excited because they will last another 6-7 years and that is enough for me. It makes life easier. I no longer buy paper plates and I think I have saved a few trees. We also use linen/cloth napkins. Little things can preserve the earth.