To-Go Ware Reusable Bamboo Utensils
I got my bamboo utensil set around 6 years ago as a gift, and since then it has always been with me. I have used it uncountable times in the city, for camping, traveling... and I am always ready for an improvised picnic!
The bamboo utensils are extremely light to carry, and they feel great in your mouth! But using them had also made me more aware of how we as a society use (or rather abuse) plastic, a material that lasts forever but is designed mostly to throw away.
Plastic bags, water bottles, cups, utensils, and other stuff we dispose of daily are rarely recycled in a closed loop. We currently recover only 5% of the plastics we produce. Roughly 50% is buried in landfills, and much of the rest is lost in the environment where it ultimately washes out to sea, where it is strongly affecting sea life.
The more we find ways to reduce the use of plastic or to reuse it and recycle it, the better. To-Go Ware utensils are made of bamboo, a highly durable and sustainable material, and their colorful and water-proof carrying case is made of recycled plastic (PET) bottles.
Bamboo is even stronger than oak, and when laminated, it's nearly as strong as soft steel. Bamboo doesn't swell or shrink as hardwoods do, and won't absorb or impart flavors.
Bamboo is an endlessly renewable resource. It's not a tree - it's a grass, and it grows like one. When it's harvested, it doesn't need to be replanted, because it will grow a new shoot from its extensive root system. Farmed bamboo stabilizes the earth with its roots, preventing erosion. It takes in greenhouse gasses and it produces 35% more oxygen than an equivalent stand of trees.
To-Go Ware is commited to offer alternatives to plastic for the life on-the-go that are respectful of the environment and of the people involved in their production, and that are also beautiful and enjoyable to use!