The warm months are high time for beach parties, barbecues, and picnics—and the accompanying glut of plastic and paper tableware. This summer, reduce your impact by opting for ecosmart disposables.

Practically perfect paper>> Seventh Generation's plates and napkins are made from recycled paper. By choosing these over conventional, you'll spare trees from the saw and slow landfill growth. Also chlorine-free, hypoallergenic, and biodegradable, so you can toss them straight into the compost bin.

Politically correct plastic>> Recycline's new Preserve line features recycled-plastic plates and utensils. Strong enough for reuse, dishwasher safe, and recyclable. And they come in three hip shades: lilac purple, tulip red, and pear green.