Reusable bamboo cutlery has become a big part of the sustainable, eco-friendly and zero waste movement. But what is bamboo cutlery?
Plastic waste and single-use plastic cutlery has become a big problem all around the world and consumers and businesses are frantically looking for solutions… Enter bamboo cutlery.
Reusable bamboo cutlery has given consumers the opportunity to avoid plastic by taking their own cutlery out with them in a stylish pouch. It’s not only more environmentally friendly than plastic cutlery.. It’s just plain better!
What is bamboo cutlery?
Bamboo cutlery is made using natural bamboo that is sustainably farmed and has little to no environmental impact. It provides jobs to people in regions of the world that desperately need them and it’s strong, durable and lightweight.
So here are some of the questions we get asked about our cutlery:
Is bamboo cutlery safe?
Of course! Our bamboo cutlery is 100% organic. Thoroughly washed and contains no toxic materials.
What is bamboo cutlery used for?
Bamboo cutlery sets are lightweight and extremely portable. That makes them ideal for keeping in your rucksack or handbag for lunch on the go. We recommend always carrying a kit with you. After all, you never know when you might be tempted to grab a takeaway salad or wedge of chocolate brownie! You can also keep your bamboo cutlery in your car or campervan. It’s
Can I take bamboo cutlery on a plane?
At Jungle Culture, we have ensured that our portable bamboo cutlery meets airline regulations. So that’s a yes! You are not able to take sharp, metal knives onboard but your reusable bamboo cutlery is perfectly welcome. It means you can decline the offer of single-use plastic cutlery.
Can bamboo cutlery be recycled?
Can bamboo cutlery be recycled is one of the most common questions we are asked. And the answer is yes, bamboo cutlery can be recycled! But how you recycle yours depends on where you bought it. Let us elaborate...
How do I dispose of my bamboo cutlery set?
Bamboo is 100% biodegradable. Plus, here at Jungle Culture, we don’t use any chemicals or toxins to create our sustainable bamboo cutlery sets. That means that rather than taking it to a recycling unit, the best way to dispose of your bamboo cutlery set is to simply throw it in your garden or compost bin. There, it will degrade naturally - whilst adding nutrients to your soil. Your reusable cutlery will last a long time, so you shouldn't need to worry about disposing it for a while, but to check out exactly how long bamboo cutlery lasts, visit our blog!
However, if your bamboo cutlery set is coated with chemicals - you will need to take it to a specialist recycler. Check with your supplier.
Is bamboo cutlery sustainable?
Bamboo is one of the most sustainable materials in the world. It is the fastest growing plant on Earth and very very flat, which helps to minimise the effect of transporting it. Simply put, reusable bamboo cutlery is the MOST sustainable form of cutlery except eating with your hands!
How long does bamboo cutlery last?
Bamboo cutlery can last years with little or no degradation. Read our article on ‘how to clean your bamboo cutlery’ with helpful tips on how to make your set last for longer!
What is bamboo cutlery like as a gift?
We may be biased but we think bamboo cutlery makes an awesome gift! Our sets are handcarved and we can even customise them with a bespoke engraving. They come in a funky jute pouch and are posted in plastic-free packaging. They’re perfect for commuters, backpackers, families and anyone who likes a summer picnic!
Can you put bamboo cutlery in the dishwasher?
No, you can’t put your bamboo cutlery in the dishwasher. Being left to soak in water can weaken the bamboo or cause it to mould. For that same reason, we advise you not to soak your lovely utensils in water either.
Where can I buy bamboo cutlery?
Have we convinced you to make this zero-waste swap? Amazing! You can buy your earth-friendly bamboo cutlery utensils from Jungle Culture. Our set even comes with a tidy little jute pouch to keep it clean whilst on the move.
And now, next time someone asks you ‘what is bamboo cutlery’ - you can tell them! We hope you enjoyed our article. If you have any more questions or comments about eco-friendly bamboo cutlery, feel free to post them below or email us.