These tabletop items from Vat19 can help you do your part to reduce waste and appeal to your sense of humor. They offer a line of reusable melamine plates and cups that look like their wasteful cousins. There are melamine “paper” plates that look like the thin, pleated edge paper products – set of four for $14.95. A set of four melamine versions of those red plastic party cups is $13.95. Somewhat more expensive is the “I am Not a Paper Cup” porcelain coffee mug with a silicone sipping lid. It’s double walled for insulation, looks like those paper cups from coffee houses, and costs $15.95. My husband, known for his efforts to go paperless, showed up with one of these at work. His boss had a gleeful look as he started to give Butch a hard time about his wasteful cup – but then was disappointed when he heard it clink on the table. So – have some fun while helping save the planet!
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