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04/21/2013

A break for the dishwashers

PhotoIf the aesthetics don’t both you _ and they don’t bother me _ one of the common experiences of eating out at street stands or inexpensive restaurants in Mexico is getting served food on plates encased in plastic bags.

This saves the dishwashers plenty of work and water.

They just take off the used dirty plastic bag and put on a new one. The plate is ready for reuse. Here’s a fish taco I ate the other day – off a plastic covered plate.

I have not seen this done in any other Latin American country. But the plastic covered plates are ubiquitous in Mexico.

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Dishwasher Parts Sydney

Nice thinking of owner of restaurant in Mexico. But I think it is not hygienic when using first dirty plastic bags and then put on that clean one.

Angela

It's not so bad if they use biodegradable plastic. Water is precious in many parts of Mexico.

pink schnoid

good idea even if it does generate more garbage...remember that great movie in the 70s called 5 Easy Pieces?....Nicholson picked up a hitchiker woman who complained about garbage...so true....now it is either water or garbage, like paper or plastic, which is generated or depleted...

hana

Never seen them in the Yucatan either.

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