Use lightweight reusable plastic or metal dishes instead of disposable plates and cutlery for parties and when camping. You need only one set per person, and they last for years. Disposable paper or foam plates become garbage after one use! If you are using them in a camp, the garbage you leave behind in cans and dumpsites, become the nasty problem of that place! But if you use reusable plates, metal dishes etc. you will not be leaving garbage for others to deal with!
from: 2 minutes a day for a Greener Planet. Marjorie Lamb.