Non compostable plastic cutlery
Always consider the environment, and where possible use compostable cutlery such as wooden, bamboo or plant-fibre cutlery. Beware of “compostable” or “biodegradable” plastic: it has the unfortunate habit of 1) not breaking down in a domestic compost, only under high heat treatment; 2) when industrially broken down, becomes a sticky resin that doesn’t do any soil any favours; and 3) cannot be plastics recycled at all. Like most plastics, in large same-type quantities, traditional plastic can be recycled like everything else…. if it’s clean.