The trend is clear: single-use plastic utensils are on their way out. Throw away utensils have become a large part of our society especially as dining out and delivery have become the go-to choice for Americans. Help reduce their impact on our environment by opting for natural alternatives like the ones below.
What are some alternatives to Plastic Cutlery?
- Reusable: Nothing beats reusable products! Not only do you reduce waste but also help conserve valuable natural resources.
- Wood: Wooden cutlery is often maden made from solid wood such as birch. Be sure to look for options that are sustainably harvested (such as Forest Stewardship Council certified). Wooden utensils are ideal for everyday use or special events.
- Edible: Depending on the manufacturer, edible cutlery can be made from a variety of grains including rice and flour. These are also a great way to complement special meals.
- Bamboo: Bamboo utensils, preferably those made with organic bamboo, are made from a renewable resource that is both biodegradable and compostable. Now you don’t have to worry about the negative environmental effects that some other disposable products have.