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Did y'all see the commercial for disposible dishwashing cloths??? OMG, Palmolive has come up w/ disposible dish cloths embedded w/ their diswashing soap. WTH??? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/Cuss.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="cuss"> This kind of stuff just makes me so incredibly irritated.<br><br>
I bet there are ppl who are so happy about this... they can toss them in the trash w/ their disposible diapers, disposible wipes, disposible baby wash cloths, disposible bibs, and disposible changing pads. Oh and also their paper towels and paper napkins... plastic pads... can you imagine how much junk that is??? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/grossedout.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="gross">
 

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Don't forget the disposable mop pads, disposable bleach wipes, window-cleaner wipes, and disinfectant wipes, and disposable sippy cups.....gosh, what else have I seen lately....
 

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What a waste. It seems more work to toss your dish cloth than reuse it!
 

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I don't get it. What is the major draw of all this disposable crap? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/confused.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Confused">: Cause you don't have to exert the effort to wash it? Is it that hard to wash stuff? Personally, I feel almost "cheap" when I have to use something disposable like a paper plate or disposable bib (I HATE those). Our disposable society is going to throw itself away! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shake.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="shake"> what is our world coming to...... every thing is disposable now....... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">
 

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I think I stared open mouthed at the ad I saw recently advocating the use of paper plates for nightly dinners.<br><br>
Does ANYONE actually really only use paper plates? I'm still having a hard time believing that *anyone* would use paper plates over glass plates nightly - I've certainly never known anyone to do that, even single guys who would do dishes when things started getting moldy!<br><br>
My MIL keeps buying 235235 packages of those stupid disposable changing pads. I've used two - I'd still be on the first one (Gavin is 8 months, mind you) but I accidentally spilled my Coke into the diaper bag one time so the first one got ruined. I can't imagine people using them for more than emergency in the car use.
 

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The disposable sippy cups are perfect for my Ds - it's just the right size for him to hold on too, and the valve works perfectly...and I'm not upset if we lose it like I would be w/the avent bottles I freeze milk in...<br><br>
O course, he's been drinking from a sippy for 3 months, and we've only used 2 of them...they wash up great <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/upsidedown.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="upsidedown">
 

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Okay so I used one tonight to play with lol!! I got one as a sample and had to try it out.. It was awful!!! The kids sure had fun though cleaning my outside table with it!!<br><br>
I hadn't seen the ad about them and coudln't believe they were making them (makes sense though since everything else is disposible, No I don't buy all that stuff)<br><br>
Although we did use paper plates for about a month straight when I was on bedrest and daddy was doing all the work. I know bad, bad!!!
 

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My favorite is disposable cell phones!!????<br>
ANd I saw disposable dusters recently? like whats so hard about reusing a duster???<br><br>
how sad..
 

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<table border="0" cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="99%"><tr><td class="alt2" style="border:1px inset;"><i>Originally posted by kofduke</i><br><b>The disposable sippy cups are perfect for my Ds - it's just the right size for him to hold on too, and the valve works perfectly...and I'm not upset if we lose it like I would be w/the avent bottles I freeze milk in...<br><br>
O course, he's been drinking from a sippy for 3 months, and we've only used 2 of them...they wash up great <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/upsidedown.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="upsidedown"></b></td>
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We bought a pack of "disposable" spoons and one of bowls with lids. I have them at my mom's house, or in the diaper bag, so I don't have to worry so much about losing the much more expensive baby spoons. I also wash and reuse Ziploc bags and their "disposable" tupperware. I think most people don't realize that a lot of the disposable stuff they use can actually be reused many many times!
 

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Melinda~ Don't feel bad! That's when I think disposible things are handy. Don't feel bad for using them for a short time when you needed the convience... that's what they're for!
 

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We have been using the same pack of disposable sippy cups for 6 months. Oh, we did throw out one, upon discovering it behind a set of shelves, with something that may have once been milk inside.<br>
The disposable dishcloths looked sad though. I can't imagine them working any better than a sliced up towel, and don't understand how that is easier.<br>
Oh, wait. Maybe, just maybe, they might come in handy for scout camps? Hauling along dish soap can be messy. I don't know, I'm just guessing. Don't even get me started on disposable cutting boards.
 

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I also use those disposable food containers over and over. I've had a couple of them for 2 years!! I try to resuse ziplock bags but sometimes too lazy to wash them out. When I was using bottles for dd, I started using the Playtex disposable ones for awhile because we had just been to India and used them there for sanitary reasons, and that's what she was used to. But when I bought the drop-ins, I washed them in the dishwasher and they could last several washes before wearing out. Also rewash disposable swim diapers as long as there is not poop in them. Let's see, when my starter pack of Clorox ready mop stuff runs out I'll be using washclothes as the pad and vinegar in the solution bottle.<br><br>
But yeah, I feel your pain with these silly reusuable products!!<br><br>
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I didn't see the commercial, but I did get a sample of one on the Palmolive dish liquid that I bought this morning.<br><br>
FWIW...<br>
I also re-use some "disposable" items, such as plastic plates, cutlery, servin' savers, freezer bags, etc. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/nod.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="nod">: That's how I use my Ready Mop, and it works great! I have a whole pile of old rags that I use for Ready Mop cloths, dust rugs, to clean up spills etc..<br><br>
I'll never understand the reasoning behind making EVERYTHING disposable. My gosh - how do these people even fit everything in their trashcan? They must be taking it out twice a day at least!<br><br>
You know, Ive even had people laugh at me because we use cloth napkins all the time - I never even buy paper napkins. I had a group of girls over to scrapbook and when we broke for dinner I pulled out a pile of cloth napkins and had a couple girls look at me like I had two heads "Well, aren't you fancy" - uh, no - just environmentally conscious! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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Ok..so don't <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/tomato.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="tomato"> me...but I can't wait till these hit my grocery store!<br><br>
I'm a PT WOHM who's still EBFing. These will be perfect for washing out the pump at work. The idea of using the sponge in the work kitchen is so gross but there is no where in the kitchen for me to hide one that would be just for me. And lugging a wet sponge back & forth would just be gross...I'd have to keep in ziploc to separate it from the pump and I think it would get all smelly <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"><br><br>
But I do agree with the general sentiment about the throw-away mindset most people seem to have. I have those disposable storage containers and they've lasted us forever...for some reason they never melt in the dishwasher the way some of my "real" one do!!!
 

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Mia, I never buy paper napkins either. I do save the ones I get from fast food places or Starbucks or something, and keep them in the car. I always seem to need something to wipe with in teh car. I guess I should put a cloth in there. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"><br><br>
Andrea, I think your situation is a good reason to use something like this. I just can't understand why someone would use it at their home sink, where they could rinse out and/or wash a spone or washcloth for the dishes.
 
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