1. Disposable Plates
This Thanksgiving, skip the paper and plastic plates (they're not recyclable).
Sugarcane plates and bowls are sturdy enough for second helpings, and are microwave safe.
They can be composted or tossed in the trash. Try the ones at www.greenfeet.com (3.95 for 15 plates)
2. Twist Euro Sponge Cloth
Since bacteria live in kitchen sponges, I switched to washable clothes. But I missed sponges since they absorved better. Now, I found the TWIST EURO SPONGE CLOTH, a sponge/towel that soaks up spills and washes dishes, then twists dry. You can boil it clean or drop it in the dishwasher to get rid of germs. OH, It's also BIODEGRADABLE!
$4 for 3 : www.peacefulcompany.com