An Aesthetic Case Against Disposables: 8 Timeless Objects Vs. Their Tacky Single-Use Alternatives

Cutlery

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Plastic Fork Versus Arne Jacobsen Flat Cutlery Photo
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Although usually made of Polystyrene and therefore bound to leach Styrene (a human carcinogen), plastic cutlery is also guilty of causing major annoyance -- too often breaking before you finish a meal.

Yes, there are 'greener' options of disposable cutlery, but they also pale when compared to sublime versions of silverware like Arne Jacobsen's steel cutlery, also known for its use in the movie "2001: A Space Odyssey."

Photo: renee_mcgurk/Creative Commons and GeorgJensen.com.