A set of 4 organic zero waste utensils including a wooden spoon, sauce spoon, slotted spoon and spatula. Bamboo wood can be cleaned in warm, soapy water and is hard-wearing for long term use. This wooden kitchen utensil set is perfect for a zero waste kitchen!
Wood may seem like an earth-friendly material, but many types of hard wood come from trees that have taken decades to grow. Sustained use of these types of wood leads to depletion of natural forests and an environmental risk due to excessive use of fertilisers and pesticides to encourage faster growth.
Bamboo wood offers a really good alternative. Bamboo stems are one of the fastest growing plants on the planet. Each stem can grow 1-4 inches a day and bamboo forests can be grown in just a few years. What’s more, bamboo stems actually become more healthy the more they are cut back, so regular farming helps to increase the crop.
Creating a zero waste kitchen is a really great place to start if you want to reduce your personal plastic footprint and reduce your rubbish output. For most of us, the kitchen is the most wasteful area of our home, closely followed by the bathroom.
At Waste Not, we’re on a constant journey to find the most durable, long-lasting and sustainable products to help reduce our rubbish output and create a more sustainable home. If you’re moving towards a zero waste kitchen we’d love to hear from you! Our community are always on the lookout for great tips and advice to help them live more sustainably. Get in touch in touch via our contact page or social media channels and say hello!
Can I reuse my zero waste utensils?
If your aiming for a totally zero waste kitchen, then you’ll need to find ways to reuse and recycle when you’re finished using an item. Wooden spoons can be repurposed for a variety of craft activities. We’ve seen them turned into dolls, pincushions, garden markers and even drumsticks in homemade instruments.