It is estimated that 40 BILLION plastic utensils are produced each year! A staggering number of them end up in the trash after only one use.
Switching to disposable wooden cutlery helps to reduce some of this plastic waste. WoodAble makes a line of 100% disposable wooden cutlery that is recyclable, biodegradable, compostable, sustainable, and sturdy! They are made of 100% wood and are not coated with any chemical. Each utensil is polished until it is smooth and splinter free. WoodAble on Amazon (paid link).
WoodAble has a vast line of packaged, disposable wooden cutlery to choose from. To get started on your way to reducing disposable plastic utensil waste we recommend the WoodAble 100 pieces Party Pack which has 40 forks, 40 spoons and 20 knives. We bought these for our Independence Day celebration and love them. Besides the eco-friendly impact, thy feel great to hold and are very sturdy.
WoodAble’s parent company has been certified by the Forest Stewardship Council since 2002 and holds the Rainforest Alliance and Food Safety System certification, which is recognized by the Global Food Safety Institute.
The wooden utensils are made in Chile, South America from Poplar and Radiata Pine trees. Woodable’s parent company has been tending their 8,000 acre forest, situated at the base of the Andes Mountains, for 115 years.
Sustainable farming is somewhat of an understatement for them since they plant four trees for every three cut. They boast that they have already replanted their forest eight times. Furthermore, they incorporate every part of their trees in the production of their wooden products; nothing goes to waste!