As convenient at paper plates are, they aren’t the most eco-friendly choice. Once used, they can’t be recycled and wind up dumped in landfills. Designer Sahar Madanat Haddad has come up with a better idea.
The Plate-Oh is a biodegradable plate made of 10 pressed-together paper layers. Use the plate and, when done, simply peel back the top layer and toss it. Now you have a “new” plate to use. That gives it a lot of advantages. First, it means buying far fewer paper plates. Just one Plate-Oh is the equivalent of 10 regular paper plates! This cool design will save countless trees and landfill space. It also means there’s no clean up after each use, which saves water.
The natural adhesive holds each layer in place at the outer edges, except on one corner. The plate is light, compact and simple to use. No word yet as to when it will be available commercially. But it definitely looks like a winning idea!