Reusing is one of the simplest, most impactful green things you can do. But when it comes to plastic disposable utensils like forks, knives and spoons, it’s best to use them once. When you wash plastic utensils, microscopic spaces are created that can harbor food particles, eventually resulting in bacterial growth. So if you must use plastic utensils, use them once; but try to opt for reusable ones, like stainless steel, whenever possible.

Do Just One Thing is written by Danny Seo.