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Answered 2006-09-11 22:38:53

Paper plates are made of byproducts of the paper making process. Cellulose, oil, resin and various wood chemicals. The designation paper plates generally refers to all disposable plates. 57% of so called "paper plates" are made of polystyrene, which although not biodegradeable us much less energy to manufacture.

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