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Nothing Lasts Forever -Except Plastic Forks


I admit it. I reuse plastic cutlery. But don’t worry; I wash it first.

“Disposable” just seems like a funny way to describe something that will outlast us, our kids, grandkids, great grandkids and probably their great grandkids too. Heck, we could pass down plastic cutlery as family heirlooms. “See this fork, honey. Your great grandmother ate cake with it at her fourth birthday party.”

Besides spending money on something so durable and using it only once feels wasteful to someone who grew up wearing darned socks.

I know some people prefer we not reuse plastic cutlery—the makers...

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