Washable and Reusable!










  • Do you have an event coming up and need tableware?
  • Go green and checkout a Party Pack for your event!

  • The Guin Library owns two Party packs, each pack contains: 20 large plates, 20 knives, 20 bowls, 20 forks, 20 cups, 20 spoons, 1 carry tote, 1 Party Pack sign, a packet of dish detergent

  • All tableware in Park Pack is dishwasher safe.


  • Please reserve the Party Pack in advance of your event to ensure its availability: email the Guin Library hmsc.library@oregonstate.edu to arrange for pick up/return of the Party Pack.

At the Event

  • At the beginning of the event: remind attendees that the Party Pack items are not disposable

  • Provide a location for your attendees to return dirty dishes

  • Display the Party Pack sign near the Party Pack items

  • At the end of the event, check the trash to make sure no items were thrown away

Cleaning and Returning

  • Please use either the Staff Lounge or the Guin Library's dishwashers to clean and dry dishes

  • Please do not stack the plates on top of each other in the dishwasher bottom rack (they may get pushed out of the rack, onto the heating coils, and will melt)

  • Please use the dishwasher detergent pods included in the Party Pack (they are biodegradable, free of dyes, chlorine, and phosphates)

  • Put one detergent pod in main detergent cup and close the cover (you can break open pod if it does not fit)

  • Please wash all dishes--it may take multiple loads

  • Once they are clean and dry, place them in the tote bag

  • Please count all the items and make sure you aren’t missing any!

  • Alert Guin staff if something was missing/breaks/or is no longer usable

  • Return the Party Pack to the Guin Library or arrange for us to pick it up!

  • Promote Party Pack to your colleagues and help save the planet! 

 Reusable tableware helps HMSC operate as a more sustainable organization; your participation in this effort is greatly valued.