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to start using paper plates for breakfast and lunch, to cut down on chores, i will put them in the recycling

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magicpixie Fri 02-Jan-15 19:48:43

dd has toast most mornings

then at lunch time we tend to have sarnies wraps etc
we do have a dishwasher but I'm forever loading and unloading
I would recycle them

notagainffffffffs Fri 02-Jan-15 19:51:00

Why not just rinse them quickly? I dont think yabu though

squoosh Fri 02-Jan-15 19:53:44

I hate housework but paper plates is a laziness too far even for me. If we all started using paper plates civilization as we know it would crumble around us.

Skatingfastonthinice Fri 02-Jan-15 19:54:04

DD knows a lot of uni students that use this method, but it seems odd to me.
I can think of other chores that take much longer than rinsing a plate, I'd be working on ways of cutting them down. But if paper plates makes sense to you, go ahead. You can only recycle clean paper and card though, so no food stains.

threepiecesuite Fri 02-Jan-15 19:55:19

We did this over Christmas. Bought DD a pack of festive plates and used them for breakfast toast and lunch sandwiches. Straight in bin after. Easy!
<slattern and proud>

magicpixie Fri 02-Jan-15 19:56:48

sqoosh are you joking?

calmexterior Fri 02-Jan-15 19:56:58

Recycling uses a lot of energy though? It's ok for a one off but pretty bad every day.

Amethyst24 Fri 02-Jan-15 19:58:19

It takes as long to chuck a paper plate in the recycling as to put a normal plate in the dishwasher, surely?

Witchesbrewandbiscuits Fri 02-Jan-15 19:58:48

Just use kitchen roll instead

camsie Fri 02-Jan-15 19:59:33

Very lazy- just wash your plates!

simbacatlivesagain Fri 02-Jan-15 20:00:02

Why not just use a bit of kitchen towel for the toast? Then no need even for a plate- just put the kitchen towel onto the table? Or get a plastic table cloth cover and wipe it and then serve onto it?

Nt something that I would do but equal to using paper plates I think.

Shinyshoes2 Fri 02-Jan-15 20:01:43

Can u even put dirty plates in the recycle ? I thought everything had to be rinsed through so it goes in clean

Shinyshoes2 Fri 02-Jan-15 20:02:14

What next , paper / disposable cups ?

magicpixie Fri 02-Jan-15 20:03:57

Well I did think about getting a few cups ......

I am very lazy
I admit that

PenelopePitstops Fri 02-Jan-15 20:06:36

This is the height of laziness. Please, washing up one plate is a 2 second job. It would take me longer to put a plate in the recycling. Not to mention the energy waste.

Think about the planet and the example you are setting your dd.

threepiecesuite Fri 02-Jan-15 20:08:55

Meh - I don't even think I put them in the recycling, just the normal bin.
We haven't got a dishwasher.

Skatingfastonthinice Fri 02-Jan-15 20:10:25

How old is DD? Old enough to do some housework?

Mrsmorton Fri 02-Jan-15 20:10:30

What will you take on a night out in Durham if you use paper plates? [shakes head]

championnibbler Fri 02-Jan-15 20:12:21

YABU.
paper plates are not environmentally friendly. at all.
you can't put soiled paper in the recycling either.
plus, buying paper plates will cost you a lot of money over time.
buy a dishwasher - they save more water than washing by hand.
and your stuff will come out gleaming.
hugs dishwasher

Skatingfastonthinice Fri 02-Jan-15 20:13:34

She's got a dishwasher, but resents the time spent loading and unloading. smile

HeraldAngelSinging Fri 02-Jan-15 20:17:27

If you are that lazy (yes, lazy), why not just put your food straight onto the table? It would be okay because you'd be too lazy to wipe the table after every meal. I wouldn't want to come to your house for a meal, thank you. Your attitude makes me wonder if I'd have to eat off the floor where your cats / dogs / people in dirty-soled shoes walk or even straight from the bin.

Birdsgottafly Fri 02-Jan-15 20:29:21

You can't recycle anything that has food residue on it.

U'll have to butter and cut the toast on the work top/board, or you cut into the plate. So you would still have cleaning up to do.

I use paper plates at my Mums, when we're all having cake etc and they aren't that practical for some foods.

I stopped using my dishwasher because it was quicker to rinse a couple of plates/cutlery.

beautyfades Fri 02-Jan-15 20:32:39

Love paper plates for snacks in this house! I'm must be extremely lazy!

RedButtonhole Fri 02-Jan-15 20:33:39

I am lazy as hell and despise doing the dishes. I don't have a dishwasher.

I've never bought paper plates but if I'm grabbing a slice of toast or a sandwich I generally use a piece of kitchen roll, partly to save on washing up and partly because I don't often sit down for lunch/breakfast at home anyway.

Flingmoo Fri 02-Jan-15 20:36:39

Eh, why not just bypass the plate stage altogether and just take food out of the fridge and transfer it directly to the bin? Cuts out time consuming sandwich preparation and eating time too. Massive timesaver.

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