I did that today. It’s our first trash day since I stopped using disposable EVERYTHING to eat from. Seriously, we used disposable plates, bowls, cups, and forks/spoons. I didn’t filly realize how much waste it caused. Our trash went from about 6 bags, twice a week to only 2 bags!!! WOW! That’s a net difference of EIGHT BAGS A WEEK!!! I pretty much rock for this. Especially since NOT using paper products means I have to wash A LOT more dishes. I HATE washing dishes.
pk of 100 plates per week = $3.75
1 pk 50 bowls per 2 weeks = $2.00
1 pk 80 cups per 2 weeks = $2.19
1 pk each 48 forks and spoons per 2 weeks = $2.20
Total savings per week = ~$7.00
Per year = ~$364 Almost $1 a day!
We’ll see how long this lasts though. I really hate dishes, and if A doesn’t help me, they may very well pile up, and I will head out to buy disposables …
Negative effects: Kids kept forgetting to put silverware in the sink! I had to trash pick for a couple of days …