Plastic Utensils

Landfill

Updated on November 27, 2018

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Instructions

Place in the gray cart. Plastic utensils labeled 'biodegradable' or 'compostable' also go in gray cart because they require industrial-scale facilities for breakdown that are not presently available at Berkeley's Zero Waste Center.

Alternatives

Carry washable, reusable utensils.

Facts

Disposable or “throw-away” items are generally not a good environmental option because a lot of energy and resources go into making and transporting them to be only used once.

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