i can't stand paper plates (sorry, mom!) it just seems unnecessary & a huge hassle at picnics, outdoor parties, etc. we use only 'real' plates in our house. yes, it's a lot of dishes when we have company, but i feel that much better about not putting paper plates (or *gasp!* styrofoam!) in a landfill. so i love the idea of these sea life melamine plates from tuvalu. so easy for outdoor meals & entertaining, & they're actually pretty to look at! do you have any 'green' entertaining/household efforts that you can't quit?