Wipe Off Food Residue First
Before putting your plastic cutlery out for recycling, it’s best wipe off any food residue first, since food is a major contaminant in the recycling process.
Ways to Reduce
Pack Reusable Utensils
Reduce plastic waste by packing a pair of to-go utensils for on-the-go meals. Metal or bamboo utensils, such as To-Go Ware, are best. Visit To-Go Ware’s online shop.
Choose Reusable for Parties
Provide guests with reusable utensils when entertaining. Dishes only need to be washed once — plastic will be around long after we’re gone.
Ways to Reuse
Save Them For Next Time
If you buy plastic utensils for a party or event, wash and store them to use later. While flimsy plastic utensils might not hold up over time, if you buy thicker utensils, you can get more uses before recycling them.