Bamboo Cutlery vs Plastic

Looking to reduce your plastic waste this year? Bamboo cutlery is a great place to start. More than just a stylish addition to your picnic, BBQ or camping trip, bamboo utensils could clean up our beaches and countryside.

Northcore bamboo straw

Ocean and forest friendly.

Ditching the plastic.

Every year, 6 million tons of non-durable plastic such as disposable cutlery are discarded – much of this ends up in our ocean playground. 

The Ocean Conservancy lists plastic cutlery as one of the most deadly types of plastic pollution for many forms of sea life, but the biggest impact can come from small changes. Reusable cutlery could be revolutionary.  

Ocean Plastic Pollution

Nearly 700 species are threatened due to plastic pollution.

As a Surfer’s Against Sewage 250 member, we strive to seek out new ways to eliminate ocean plastic whether it’s by recycling used plastic when making our products or organizing beach cleans. We keep this as a focus during product development and disposable cutlery was an issue we wanted to tackle.

Ditching the plastic cutlery may seem like a no brainer, but why bamboo? 

Why bamboo?

Bamboo grows much quicker than other wood like plants, it can reach maturity within 3-5 years. Trees can take to to 30 years before the wood can be used. This makes bamboo one of the only materials which can keep up with human consumption.

Fast growing and tough.

This fast-growing grass absorbtwice as much carbon dioxide as trees and generates up to 30% more oxygen. Not only this, but bamboo is extremely durable – making bamboo products tough. 

Bamboo is also naturally antibacterial which makes it ideal for crafting naturally hygienic utensils. Within bamboo fiber a naturally occurring antimicrobial substance can be found called bamboo kun. This prevents bacteria from growing on bamboo products. 

Our solution.

Our Bamboo Cutlery Set is durable enough to withstand repeated use, lightweight and comes with every utensil you need for that beach picnic or lunch at work.

Northcore Bamboo cutlery

We’ve included a fork, a knife with a serrated edge, a spoon, chopsticks, a straw and cleaning brush which come in a cotton canvas storage pouch. It couldn’t be easier to roll up your utensils and carry them anywhere!

Is Bamboo Cutlery Recyclable?

Our Bamboo Cutlery is also biodegradable too and so is planet friendly from its production to the end of it’s lifetime.

To grab your set, click here!

Can you see yourself making the switch to re-usable cutlery?

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