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Paper and Plastic Dishes

 –  Whether you're having a gathering and need plates and utensils for your family and friends, or you just prefer not to wash dishes at home, paper and plastic dishes are certainly a convenient alternative to using traditional flatware. Here at drugstore.com, we have a wide assortment of disposable dishware that's perfect for any occasion. Choose from traditional options, heavy-duty products that are designed to prevent leakage, and even compostable dishes made from sustainable materials to help you go green.
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Durable Paper and Plastic Dishes

Disposable dishware is useless if it can't hold up to the task of durability. Luckily, at drugstore.com, our selection of plates, bowls, and cups includes a variety of heavy-duty options that have been designed to last through your meal. Paper plates and bowls treated with a soak-proof coating help ensure that even the heaviest and wettest foods are unable to permeate the dish itself. These products never become flimsy--even if you use them all day--and they make excellent choices for picnics or barbeques. You might also consider foam plates or bowls for heavier foods such as ice cream because this material is always built so that nothing can soak through.

Plastic forks, knives, and spoons might seem like relatively simple products, but you can actually choose among several different styles. Basic plastic utensils are generally disposable after one use, but heavy-duty options can be reused several times. You can even find utensils that are designed to look like metal, which are perfect for more formal outdoor occasions.

Varieties of Disposable Cups

Paper and plastic cups can serve several useful purposes. A staple of parties, plastic cups help ensure that cleanup is much easier because no one has to do the dishes at the end of the night. Small paper cups might be a fixture in your kitchen or bathroom. They give you an easy option for taking pills or rinsing your mouth after brushing your teeth. You'll also find disposable travel cups that can keep your coffee or tea hot for you to take it on the go. Many of these cups include plastic lids with a small hole so that you can drink your hot beverage slowly without getting burned.

Compostable Dishes

If you are committed to living a green lifestyle, then you might be wary of the materials used to make traditional paper or plastic dishes and flatware, as well as the waste created by throwing them away. If sustainable materials are your main concern, you'll be glad to try the selection of plates, bowls, cups, and utensils that are formulated without the use of tree-based paper or petroleum-based plastic. Options include flatware made out of wheat straw fiber and utensils made from cornstarch. In addition to being sustainable, most of these products are also compostable. Whether you have a compost heap at home or live somewhere that offers compost as a means of renewable waste disposal, you can take comfort in the fact that your dishes will deteriorate into usable soil rather than adding to landfill waste.

No matter what sort of event you're hosting, it's easy to find the best paper and plastic dishes when you browse our selection at drugstore.com.

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