Recycling takeout eating utensils

bossyvossy

these utensils have me stumped. They're not the type of plastic accepted by our recycling center and I dont have a soup kitchen nearby. Can you share what you do w/them? I try my best to remember to be tell clerk that I don't need utensils, but I either forget or it seems many times they are prepacked for the faster service that we, as customers, demand. Share your tip.

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skibby (zone 4 Vermont)

If you could find something that would write on them you could use them as plant markers.

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Anne

I bet there is a group home or church near you. Try Facebook or call local churches and ask about soup kitchens.



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party_music50

I've seen really cute wreaths made from them. Here's a link to the google image search. Plastic utensil wreath

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VedaBeeps SoCal 9b/10a

I toss them in the earthquake/emergency/ cant-do-dishes-for-whatever-reason stash.

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toxcrusadr

I wash and reuse them in my lunches or picnics. We have a shop in the woods 15 mins from home and often take lunch or dinner up there. Also parties - if people throw some of them away that's OK, they got used at least twice.

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