Great point. I am a complete convert to no plastics.
Does licking the spoon clean count?
The problem with this is that the effort  is not only *considered* less, but really *is* less (otherwise market forces would solve the problem, which they obviously didn’t – the menace of disposable dishes and cutlery is spreading also here in Germany). IOW, the trouble with mankind is that we minimize effort only, wasting everything else.
 Even if we take into account that the refined oil is probably shipped to e.g. Korea to make polystyrene pellets which are shipped to China to make spoons.