Plastic disposable cutlery not only breaks down into microplastics, but the sharp teeth and prongs of knives and forks can harm soft-bellied marine wildlife like jellyfish. Plastic cutlery is the 7th most common item found on beaches. The Danes Bamboo Cutlery Set features a tactile set that is made to last with a set of knife, fork and spoon, or a picnic set of 15 (5 each of knives, forks and spoons). Heat and stain resistant, the set comes packaged in a cloth bag. Biodegradable and compostable, they recommend hand washing to prolong life, and there is also a matching plate set if wished. Some sets include stainless steel straws. Do not use these on the move (nor for children or people with dexterity issues), as they are not flexible, so could injure.
One Portuguese airline has removed plastic cutlery from its services, and France banned all disposable cutlery years ago. Pret a Manger introduced a ban on plastic cutlery in their sandwich shops because ‘they cared for the planet’. But with a consumer backlash, they re-installed it. Friends of the Earth note that when companies are purely driven by profit, legislation is needed.
This reusable bamboo cutlery set is ideal for people who often eat on the go, like frequent travellers or commuters. Portable and lighweight, the set includes a knife, fork and spoon, along with a bamboo straw and a pair of bamboo chopsticks. Wrapped in cotton canva, the set includes a straw cleaner, made from coconut shell. The set (including the knife) is suitable for carrying on aeroplanes. For each order, Yuggen pays an Indonesian villager to plant a tree, helping the planet and producing sustainable incomes.
Bamboo is a sustainable material that is not the same as fresh panda shoots (eaten by pandas). It’s one of the best alternatives to plastic cutlery, which never biodegrades and breaks down into microplastics, which harms marine wildlife once it gets tossed down storm drains and into the sea. The serrated edges of plastic knifes and prongs of forks, also harm soft-bodied marine creatures like jellyfish.
Conventional chopsticks made from wood, are responsible for millions of trees being chopped down each year. So see how many animal lives and trees you save, just by buying one bamboo cutlery set!
Global WakeCup Reusable Cutlery Lunch Set is a lunch set that’s perfect for the office, school or picnics. The set contains an organic bamboo knife, spoon and fork plus a set of organic bamboo chopsticks and 1 stainless steel straw and cleaner in an organic cotton pouch. The set contains an organic bamboo knife, spoon and fork plus a set of organic bamboo chopsticks and 1 stainless steel straw and cleaner in an organic cotton pouch.
Wild & Stone Reusable Bamboo Cutlery Set contains a fork, knife, spoon, chopsticks, a straw with brush and a cloth storage bag to keep and carry. Wrapped in a beautiful cloth bag with a handy carabiner clip, it’s designed to be used on any outdoor occasion. Do not use stainless steel straws on the move (nor for children or people with dexterity issues), as they are not flexible, so could injure.
Leave No Trace Bamboo Cutlery Set includes a set of chopsticks. You’ll also find bamboo cutlery, a bamboo straw and an organic cotton napkin. Millions of people around the world use chopsticks to Asian food. But most are made from disposable wood or plastic, which harms trees and the planet. If you use chopsticks, then opt for reusable ones, or at least biodegradable materials that don’t harm trees like bamboo (industrial bamboo is not taken from panda habitats). Avoid chopsticks made from rosewood, as this is an endangered tree.
Green Tulip Eat/Drink Tool Kit is made entirely from certified organic bamboo, and neatly packaged in an organic cotton mesh drawstring bag. The set includes a reusable drinking straw (with cleaning brush) alongside a knife, fork and spoon cutlery set.
This eco-friendly wheat composite cutlery is made from a strong and safe alternative to plastic. Dishwasher-safe (for longer life, hand-wash), the set includes a spoon, knife and sork, in a lightweight slim storage box.
Leftover Wheat Cutlery Set
Shlurple (made from leftover wheat harvest stalks) includes a collapsible spoon, fork and chopsticks, which all fit neatly into the box, which is also made from easy-to-recycle wheat composite. In pink or green. Also sold as a combo with a biodegradable reusable straw.