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Plastic Utensils -- Big Stash -- What to do?


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Plastic Utensils -- Big Stash -- What to do?

cimui | Jul 10, 2009 10:19 AM

Once again, we've managed to accumulate a horrifically large stash of plastic cutlery from takeout, though we always tell restaurants we don't want utensils when we place our orders. We don't use plastic cutlery at parties, even barbecues and picnics, because I can't stand subjecting my guests or myself to flimsy, barely functional cutlery. There's no recycle symbol to be found on the plastic...

Does anyone have any suggestions for what I can do with these? Could I drop them off at a restaurant and have them reuse (or really just use) them, or would that violate some health code? (I'm in NYC.) So far, my only plan of action is to try giving them away on Craigslist's "Free Stuff" section, but my hopes are not high given that I've had difficulty giving away even nice-looking (though heavy) furniture.

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