Compostable Utensils: Not the Most Eco-Friendly of Them All? October 16, 2015 Email Out of all types of utensils — compostable, plastic and reusable — compostables are advertised as being the most eco-friendly. However, reusable utensils are still the front-runner because they are easily recycled and not single-use. There’s a good chance that compostable items will end up in a landfill due to the absence of compost collection services in many places. In addition, many compost facilities do not accept compostable utensils because many are made of bioplastic.