I have used plastic utensils that were useless. Forks that the tines broke on and knives that would not cut potato salad, spoons marginal. Cheap has it's place, useless,,,, well useless.US has been losing manufacturing jobs since the 1980s. This has been a publicly stated long-term trend. Though Big Media has not had a lot of stories on it. The fact is, stuff from China and Asia costs less. It's not better quality, but it does cost less.
I don't care of my plastic spoon comes from China or not. I want the cheapest plastic spoon possible, because I'm going to throw it away anyway. Now if I want a washing machine, I will buy American.