Most plastic silverware or plastic products should be recyclable. There is usually a code or symbol that deems it recyclable.
Plastic silverware is made out of solid polystyrene, an aromatic polymer made from styrene and manufactured from petroleum. It is one of the most widely used kinds of plastic. It is listed as a number 6 recyclable plastic, however good luck trying to find a location which accepts and recycles them!
Most plastic utensils are made from Polystyrene, which is a type 6 plastic. This type of plastic is not easily recyclable, so perhaps the option left for you is to reuse them. However, there are environment-friendly alternatives to disposable cutlery. Some manufacturers offer 100% recycled, washable plastic cutlery. They are made from 100% recycled plastics such as recycled yogurt cups among others, and is recyclable in communities with #5 plastics recycling. They are also dishwasher safe and come in reusable containers.
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