Your ideal eco friendly wooden spoons and forks.
Historical Traces of Wooden Spoon
Originally, our ancestors simply used their hands to transport food into their mouths. And later got a cheap and convenient way of doing it when they made spoons by themselves. Perhaps hygiene was a concern in all eras?
It started with spoons carved of shells and animal horns, while a stick would be attached to complete the body. Wooden spoons were introduced from the Anglo-Saxon spon, which translates as “a chip of wood.” From then, these eco-friendly wood spoons were present in almost every culture. Young Welsh men would carve intricate lovespoons as a token of love to their sweethearts. Not only it was beautiful, but it was also long-lasting. In France, despite the availability of plastic and metal cutlery, wood has prevailed as the top choice for professional chefs. By using a classic French wooden spoon is to continue the heirloom traditions of their masters.
These traces from the past say a few things! Wooden cutlery is strong, environmentally friendly and has its individual attractiveness. Scroll down to find out the benefits of disposable wooden cutlery.
Eco Friendly Disposable Packaging to Combat Plastic
Plastic cutlery may be low on budget but high on toxic chemicals. Therefore, it creates potential harm to a range of lives. Single-use plastic utensils can take up to 1,000 years to decompose. Moreover, plastic forks and spoons are made from non-renewable resources. Wooden cutlery made from fast-growing trees such as bamboo or birch is an ideal choice.
Wooden cutlery’s main advantage comes after you are done with it. Some PLA spoons and forks in theory can be compostable but it has some catchy points. It has to be under the “right conditions.” This PLA material often would not disintegrate in a backyard compost as it needs the right setting that is available at commercial facilities.
Wooden spoons and forks are compostable. You will not have the guilt of damaging landfills and soil with non-biodegradable and hazardous materials. Not forgetting the occupants of nature. Wildlife and fish would mistake plastic containers as food and choke or cause severe injuries to them. Many NGOs and conservation organisations in Malaysia are striving to ensure the ocean returns to its former glory. Let’s make sure their efforts don’t go to waste.
Malaysia’s Alarming Plastic Pollution
A detailed, 12-page report by WWF has revealed that Malaysia is among the biggest consumers of plastic packaging in Asia. The report states that due to the rapid economic growth, there is a huge increase in the consumption of plastic, particularly packaging consumer goods. Our country is doing pretty poor at the waste disposable rate too.
Convenience and Charm of Eco Friendly Wooden Spoons and Forks
Disposable wooden spoons and forks are more visually appealing than monotonous plastic cutlery. It has an instant charm that would catch the attention of guests. The natural product, made from abundant, renewable resources, sets a positive impression on diners. The wood disposable spoon is sleek and strong that it might tempt you to reuse it. However do note that wood is porous and absorbent, so it can soak up moisture from food and water. The wooden cutlery is only suitable as disposable dinnerware.
Not forgetting the eco spoon’s hygienic values. In many food catering and medical centres, it is better to use a wooden spoon to reduce the risk of contamination.
Pair the Wooden Cutlery with Biodegradable Lunch Boxes
Pair the eco friendly wooden spoons and forks with the right food containers. With the options to use biodegradable lunch boxes made from rice husk and sugarcane compartment boxes, cafe owners have a variety to match their menu.
As per Statista, plastic takeaway lunch boxes ranks as one of the most collected marine waste in 2019.
Plastic grocery bags are rapidly being replaced by brown paper bags. While disposable paper straws are gaining positive reviews among cafes and hotels to combat plastic straws. It is also a surprise that plastic cups and plates are part of the list. Over the years, our biodegradable plates are being used in communal spaces and food events. Apart from the positive reviews, we do test the eco plates with various dishes from time to time. And the results have always been amazing.
In short, eco disposable packaging is the proper alternative that should not be overlooked. Many global statistics show that by the year 2050, there will be more plastic than fish in the ocean. An unimaginable situation since we need nature as much as nature needs us. Be wise and choose eco friendly wooden spoons, paper bags and food boxes to keep plastics at bay.