This question is starting to sound like the proverbial "paper or plastic" at the grocery store. IMHO, the "right" answer is for the church to get a dishwasher. Perhaps you could help the church do a lifecycle analysis of the relative costs of on-going use of disposables vs. a dishwasher. Maybe there are grant funds available (waste reduction, pollution prevention, etc.) to help with the initial purchase.
City of Long Beach, California
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Subject: [GreenYes] The 'best" single service cups, plates and utensils
I have been asked by a local church for a recommendation on what are the
'best' types of single service cups, plates and utensils to use for serving
meals in their facility. They serve meals for a variety of purposes, ranging
from funerals to meetings of youth groups. They don't have a dishwasher and
local regulations on minimum temperatures for washing dishes in a public
setting make washing dishes by hand unworkable.