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December 8, 2013

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Bamboo Utensils by To-Go Ware

by Anne Paddock

We have bento boxes, thermo pots, soup carriers, sandwich carriers, cupcake holders and more so why has so little attention been given to non-disposable utensils on-the-go? Maybe because plastic utensils are so readily available and because so few of us are accustomed to carrying around our own flatware.

Most market research companies will report that lunch is the most popular meal eaten outside the home (or in a restaurant) with the average American eating out 2-3 times a week, followed by dinner (once a week), and breakfast (once a week). 40 billion plastic utensils are used every year in the United States* which equates to approximately 800 million utensils a week, most of which end up in our landfills. If we relied on our own non-disposable utensils, we could greatly reduce landfill mass and waste. All it takes is having your own set of convenient, easy to use, and readily transportable utensils by To-Go Ware.
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To-Go Ware Utensils are made out of bamboo – a durable and herculean material (stronger than oak) that has a delicate grain and is enjoyable to eat with because the bamboo won’t impart food flavors or stain, and the utensils doesn’t swell or shrink as hardwoods do. Bamboo is not a tree; it’s a grass and is therefore, an endlessly renewable resource. Sealed with a natural, vegan, food-safe sealant to further ensure durability, To-Go Ware Bamboo Utensils can be hand washed with soap and water but can also withstand the dishwasher.

Each set of To-Go Ware Bamboo Utensils includes a fork, knife, spoon and chopsticks encased in a recycled plastic case which can be hand washed with soap, water and a wet sponge.

73946_10151158275353926_769382733_nAt the top of each utensil cover is a clip that can be used to attach the utensil carrier to a backpack , a zipper, or a belt loop. The clip sealed it for me although a friend recommended I not clip my To-Go Ware Utensil case to my belt loop saying that was akin to wearing a pocket protector and not very cool (I’ve never been known for my cool factor). Seems I may be labeled a food geek. Raising an eyebrow, I took note of her advice and clip it onto my backpack or the inside of what my husband calls “the big black hole” (my handbag). TO-GO Ware

The  The To-Go Ware Bamboo Utensils come in two sizes:  adult and child. The adult set is offered in seven different colored cases: merlot, pumpkin, avocado, agave  (turquoise blue), indigo (denim blue), mulberry (dark purple) and hijiki (black).

The child set contains three utensils (spoon, fork and knife) and is offered in four different colored cases: berry (blue), kiwi, melon (dark pink), and orange. The adult sets are $12.95 and the child sets are $9.99.Kids Melon Open

A family fun pack of five adult sets is $58.95 ($11.80 each) and a kids party pack of four is $35.95 ($9 each). From now until December 23, 2013, the company is offering 20% off all orders – use code “CHEERS20” to take advantage of this promotion at the company website:  www.to-goware.com.

*Reported by AL&S Green Solutions

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  1. Claire Y.
    Feb 5 2017

    I’ve been looking for something like this for a while! For now I’ve been bringing metal utensils in ziploc bags, but these look much more convenient 🙂

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