Say no to disposable cutlery, and throw our portable cutlery set in your bag instead
A study from the Marine Conservation Society (MCS) found that an average of 138 pieces of food and drink-related waste litter every 100 metres of UK beach. The Great British love for food on the go is resulting of hundreds of kilos of unnecessary plastic waste every month.
Plastic pollution takes hundreds of years to breakdown, often ending up causing serious harm and even death to marine animals and habitats.
Well – that slightly sours the taste of our baked potato.
But don’t worry – it’s not time to put down your knife and fork just yet though, because planning ahead can make a big difference when it comes to living plastic free. As with most unnecessary plastic items, it’s easy to find an alternative!
Opt for a plastic free cutlery set that folds neatly into a portable bag so that you’re always prepared for a quick snack. The portable bag allows you to keep the zero waste cutlery set clean and hygienic when kept in a larger bag or rucksack. Just remember to tell the restaurant or café that you don’t want cutlery included with your order – not only will it prevent unnecessary plastic being added to your bag automatically, it will also start to alert them to a change in consumer habits, which will incentivise them to cater to zero waste customers.
To care for your cutlery set, simply rinse under hot water with a small amount of dish soap.
The camping cutlery set from WasteNot plastic free shop includes 3 separate plastic free cooking utensils: a small portable knife, a fork and a spoon. The set is made from stainless steel and is hardwearing enough to be used again and again as part of a zero waste lifestyle.
Can I reuse the portable cutlery set after I’m done?
If you’re committed to living plastic free and going zero waste, you’ll quickly find that most items can find a second use after you’re done with them. Stainless steel is very hard-wearing, so cutlery sets can be donated to charity shops or community kitchens where they can get a new lease of life.