I will admit it, I am so smart. Ha! I was trying to be all smart because I was getting tired of buying new plastic forks for lunch. I am lazy and just wanted something there all the time while I was at school. So I would wash and reuse the forks, and spoons, I had. Then it dawned on me, I had tons of these things at home, they are called silverware. I now keep a set at school for my lunch breaks. The same goes for any disposable dish, before disposable things were made, we had "green" things for eating off of.