Disposable means to be designed for one-time use, with the intention of being discarded after. This can refer to products or items that are intended to be used only once, such as paper plates and plastic cutlery, or it can refer to commodities that are manufactured in large quantities and intended for short-term use. Common examples of disposable items include single-use batteries, diapers, cleaning wipes, straws, containers, cups and lids, food packaging materials and other similar items. Disposable items are usually made from low cost materials like paper or plastic that can quickly break down in landfills or be recycled into new products. They are also often produced using more energy than their reusable counterparts because they require more manufacturing processes during production. This means that using disposable products has a greater environmental impact than reusing those same items multiple times.