Material Research – Plastic Fork

Fork was first used in Ancient Egypt as a cooking utensil.

Assorted forks. From left to right: dessert fork, relish fork, salad fork, dinner fork, cold cuts fork, serving fork, carving fork.

Assorted forks. From left to right: dessert fork, relish fork, salad fork, dinner fork, cold cuts fork, serving fork, carving fork.

 

Forks were mainly made by metal or wood in the old days; the invention of plastic forks in the 1950s lowered the item’s price and boosted up the manufacturing process.

 

Plastic fork

 

 

 

Process of making plastic forks

www.madehow.com/Volume-7/Spork.html

Plastic pellets -> hopper -> rollers -> metal stamper -> plastic forks

Plastic products are harmful to the environment because plastic do not decompose naturally.

savannahnaturehouse.com/the-positive-impact-of-biodegradable-products.php

savannahnaturehouse.com/the-positive-impact-of-biodegradable-products.php

 

 

 

However,

 

 

 

Plastic forks at The New School cafeteria are manufactured by ECOPRODUCTS.com, which is a company that makes renewable disposal products.

 

www.ecoproducts.com/plantware_cutlery.html

www.ecoproducts.com/plantware_cutlery.html

 

 

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