While that might seem like a good idea on the local level, is this truly sustainable? Disposable plates still require water and other materials to create, and will emit greenhouse gases when it ends up in the landfill. Greenhouse gases contribute to climate change which also contributes to drought. While this may shift the impact elsewhere, life cycle-thinking is critical in ensuring your initiatives are environmentally-sound.
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