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Project: Fancy, Eco-disposable Plates

Many of the paper plates found in supermarkets are now made from recycled materials, including the chartreuse one (pictured) from Recycline, which is made from recycled yogurt cups. The large charger plate on the bottom is from Bambu and is made from sustainable bamboo; it looks like a wooden plate, but it is actually made from a fast-growing grass that is surprisingly durable and good-looking.

To dress up these plates, use hole punchers of varying sizes to create a pattern around the edge of the plates. Alternate large holes with smaller ones, going around the perimeter of the plate. Use other decorative hole punchers as well, to add stars, hearts and other pretty shapes to your eco-friendly dinnerware. Be creative! You can also use a hole puncher with recycled paper towels to make them into prettier napkins.
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