Ditch the Disposable Straws and Cutlery

Abi Cox baking away,  reducing food waste across South Yorkshire
Abi Cox
4 Aug 2020

Over the past few years, many restaurants, cafes and bars have switched to paper straws and biodegradable cutlery. Although these cut down our plastic use, they still create waste and cannot be recycled easily. Switching to reusables instead is an easy way to cut down your waste and help the planet. Here are our top reasons why you should choose to reuse today!

More ‘eco-friendly’

Like we mentioned in the beginning, reusing is more eco-friendly than disposable alternatives. Even though some straws and cutlery say that they are biodegradable they require very specific conditions and take a long time to break down, and they can still cause a lot of damage to our planet. They can be difficult to recycle too.  

 

Portable

Whether you are out having a picnic or having lunch at work, you can easily take your reusable straw and cutlery with you.

 

Many options

You can buy reusable straws and cutlery in a variety of colours, sizes and materials. Here are a few of our favourites on the market:

Straws

Cutlery sets

 

Looking after our planet

Disposable cutlery and straws can cause a lot of damage to our environment and harm our wildlife. A recent estimate stated that unless drastic action is taken a billion more tons of plastic could end up in our environment by 2040.

On beach cleans, the most commonly found item is plastic straws- and although we have shifted towards paper alternatives, reusable options are still the best for the planet as they create a lot less waste.

 

Top tips:

  • Next time you order a take away, make sure you opt out of the disposable cutlery and straws too to help reduce waste.
  • When traveling, always pack a reusable cutlery set and straw- you never know when you might need it!
  • Find some more ways you can reuse here 

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