When it's time to buy new forks, spoons and knives, look for pieces that are solid stainless steel from tip to handle. When it's time to get new utensils many years down the road, the 100 percent metal tableware pieces are easily and fully recyclable. Utensils that have wooden or plastic handles are not as easily recyclable, since the handles will need to be separated. Added bonus? Stainless steel pieces are also more durable and dishwasher safe, too.