Fork was first used in Ancient Egypt as a cooking utensil.
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.
Process of making plastic forks
Plastic pellets -> hopper -> rollers -> metal stamper -> plastic forks
Plastic products are harmful to the environment because plastic do not decompose naturally.
Plastic forks at The New School cafeteria are manufactured by ECOPRODUCTS.com, which is a company that makes renewable disposal products.