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The Environmental Impact of Plastic Cutlery

Environmental Impact of Plastic Cutlery and Some Affordable Solutions

Cutlery is a collective term used to describe the tools used for the preparation and handling of foods or drinks. They form part of the general term ‘utensils’. Cutleries are commonly made of plastic, aluminum, or steel. But the concern is how plastic cutleries are easily disposable, which has led to vast environmental pollution by plastic cutlery.

Single-use plastic cutlery has especially become easily disposable leading to plastic pollution and environmental degradation. A most common example of plastic cutleries that are readily disposed of include straws, forks, plastic cups, and plastic plates.