We love the convenience of regular plastic paper plates . . . but let’s be honest: they aren’t great when it comes to sustainability. Few cities have recycling programs that accept food-contaminated paper and plastic waste—that is, plastic paper plates!
We tried out several eco-friendly plates and put them through our spaghetti and tomato sauce test. In the end, we think Stack Man Plates are the best sustainable option for paper plates. Yes, they are compostable and, therefore, easier to recycle.
What We Liked
• Made of sugarcane fiber.
• No plastic or wax used.
• Oil and cut resistant.
• 9″ size is handy.
What Needs Work
• No plastic = they can get soggy from food. These plates passed our spaghetti test . . . but just barely. We checked for leaks at five minutes and all was good. Another couple of minutes after that, however, and these plates started to leak.
• Large raised edge makes for smaller center area.