Bamboo Cutlery - A go to Travel Companion
As people from all around the world are rethinking plastic and looking for reusable alternatives to this polluting material, single-use cutlery has become one of the first things people give up on their journey towards a more eco-friendly lifestyle.
Bamboo cutlery sets, a perfect alternative to single- use takeout cutlery, are now a big part of the sustainability movement and a stable in many sustainability lovers’ bags and backpacks. Travel cutlery made of bamboo is not only more eco- friendly than plastic, but it is also better quality and much more enjoyable to eat with.
You can take your bamboo cutlery set with you when going camping, or when you’re just out and about, expecting you may get some takeaway food which would usually be accompanied by single- use plastic cutlery. It is compact and very lightweight, which means you can take it with you no matter where you go!
What makes bamboo such a sustainable and practical choice?
There are many reasons why bamboo cutlery is better than single-use plastic, or even other reusable alternatives – from its sustainability to its incredible durability. Bamboo is one of the most sustainable materials on the planet. It grows fast, needs very little water and pesticides compared to other crops and woods.
The material is also very lightweight, which reduces not only ease of use once transformed into bamboo cutlery, but also the greenhouse gas emissions produced during transportation in the manufacturing process.
Refuse, Reduce, Reuse...
The use of bamboo cutlery follows almost all of the principles of a zero waste lifestyle: refuse, reduce, reuse, recycle and rot. Firstly, it helps you refuse the wasteful single-use cutlery we are all looking to ditch. Secondly, it is ideal for reducing the number of items you rely on since one sustainable cutlery set will go a long way and last for years. Next, it obviously helps you reuse one set over and over, rather than using a new one every time you eat.
How to Care for your Bamboo Cutlery Set
Keep it away from soaking in water whenever possible and we recommend you clean and dry it straight after use.
If you do not have access to water, for example when you’re camping in nature, you can just wipe it with a tissue or handkerchief, and you should be all good to go.
The longer the contact with water, the more likely your bamboo cutlery set is to get mouldy or start fraying. For this exact reason, it is always better not to wash your cutlery set in the dishwasher.
When washing your bamboo cutlery, it is always better to choose natural cleaning products rather than harsh chemicals. Bamboo is quite absorbent, so you are running the risk of harsh chemicals sticking to it. That is not something you want for an item that comes in contact with your food!
If you have not tried sustainable bamboo cutlery before, what are you waiting for? It has got to be one of the best sustainable substitutions for wasteful everyday products and you are unlikely to find a more eco-friendly alternative to plastic cutlery.