Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Those plastic utensils. Save them, reuse them and save the environment.

Have you ever gotten plastic knives, forks, and spoons with your take-out meals? Have you ever gone to grocery stores and taste tested new products and received plastic utensils? Do you sometimes have lunches at work where by plastic utensils are passed out?

Have you ever thought of what type of environmental impact these plastic utensils could be having, and how long it actually takes them to degrade if ever?

Have you ever had a function at home, say a dinner party or another type of party, whereby you had to purchase plastic utensils?

If you answered yes to any one of these questions, especially the last one, then a suggestion that we have for you is to keep those plastic utensils and wash them at home instead of throwing them out. You can now use those for your dinner party. That way, you do not have to buy any extra plastic utensils and you don't have to create extra waste. What's even better is that you actually save money in the process and feel good about it. I'm not even sure that anyone else will notice.

As a further note, we often use these utensils in place of garden tools for small potted plants at home.

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