Since the fortieth anniversary of Earth Day is coming up, I want to share a few simple things that I do to follow the mantra, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. We use so much plastic cutlery these days that we are hardly aware of it. Food courts, Costco samples, ice cream shops, parties, meetings - everywhere! Whenever possible, I lick the last delicious bits from the spoon or fork, wrap it in my napkin, and thrust it in my purse. At parties when the cutlery is very good quality, I've been known to collect other people's too!
Saves lots of money, too! I'll never need to buy plastic cutlery again, nor search my drawers frantically for enough pieces when packing lunches and picnics!