The drive to reduce plastic use is getting easier by the day, with a range of plastic-free products that are designed to make it easier to avoid disposable plastic items. The Eko Traveler Premium Bamboo Travel Cutlery Set is one such product – great for work lunches, camping trips, festivals, days out, picnics and for whenever you want to eat on the go.
Plastic-free living involves rethinking some of the ways we behave and the products we use. Disposable plastic cutlery is one of the products that we should avoid when trying to live a greener and more eco-friendly existence. But carrying around metal cutlery from home can be difficult. This bamboo travel cutlery set could be the perfect alternative.
Eco-Friendly Travel Bamboo Cutlery
The cutlery in this bamboo travel cutlery set is made with 100% untreated, organic bamboo. Bamboo is a versatile material that has great sustainability credentials.
One of the biggest benefits of bamboo as a material is that there is no need for pesticides, herbicides and other harmful chemicals for its growth. Bamboo contains a substance called bamboo-kun, an anti-microbial agent that provides a natural source of pest and fungi resistance.
What is more, bamboo growth is also sustainable and eco-friendly in a number of other ways. For example, bamboo plantations are rarely irrigated. There is evidence to suggest that the water-use efficiency of bamboo is twice that of trees. This means that bamboo can be a more water-wise solution than other natural materials.
Bamboo is also less damaging to the world's soil than other materials crops. It has an extensive root system which can help to stabilize and preserve the soil. The roots help to stick together fragile soils on slopes and along water courses, reducing the incidence of mudslides and greatly reducing rainwater run-off.
Bamboo also grows at a very high density and can grow incredibly quickly. Since more bamboo can be grown on a given area than wood, or other crops, this can ease pressure on land use and increase the yield per given area. What is more, bamboo cultivation not only reduces the emission of carbon (by reducing the need for farming machinery, etc.) but also sequesters more carbon while in growth than an equivalent stand of trees.
Bamboo is, in many ways, a wonder-crop of sustainability, and so is a great option for those looking to make an eco-friendly choice for their travel cutlery.
Durable, Fully Reusable & Comfortable Bamboo Travel Cutlery
This set, containing a bamboo spoon, fork, knife, brush and chopsticks, will not stain or warp, and is completely reusable due to the natural properties of the material. Easy to clean, it will not split or splinter and will last for years.
The set is designed to feel good in your hands and will give a pleasant feel in the mouth without imparting any unpleasant taint or metallic taste. It is also easy to transport due to its thick and durable canvas case, which should also last for years to come.
Yet, though it will last for years, this bamboo cutlery set will help you reduce waste, and, unlike plastic cutlery, the bamboo will biodegrade naturally at the end of its useful life.