What makes the Reusable Bamboo Utensil Set so good?
This reusable bamboo utensil set provides a lightweight, long-lasting alternative to disposable silverware. In addition, each carrying case is made from recycled plastic water bottles! Keep a set in your bag, glove compartment, lunch box or desk, and see how many disposable utensils you can pass by.
The To-Go Ware RePEaT reusable bamboo utensils set includes a bamboo spoon, fork, knife and a set of chopsticks. A handy carabiner on the back lets you clip and carry your set wherever you go. It’s lightweight so easy to carry around. Makes a great gift for those passionate about creating less waste!
RePETe utensil holders give plastic bottles a second shot at a useful life – and an opportunity to stay out of our landfills. Made out of RPET (recycled PET plastic) or REPRIEVE, we like to call it “RePEaT” because it lets plastic reincarnate into something kinder and gentler.
- Replaces 1300 single-use utensils throughout its life
- Set includes fork, knife, spoon, set of chopsticks
- Lightweight, strong and long lasting
- Utensil case made from 100% post-consumer recycled plastic bottles
- Carabiner on back to clip anywhere
- Heat and stain resistant, won’t impart or absorb flavors
- Hand finished with top grade natural, food-safe wood oil
- BPA and phthalate-free
- Dimensions: 8.5″ x 2″ (21.5 x 5cm)
Can I take my utensils one a plane when I travel?
Yes, you can! No one carrying To-Go Ware reusable bamboo utensils has ever had a problem traveling with their gear. In fact, these utensils are perfect for travelling – now you can say no to the plastic cutlery packaged in a plastic bag. Use your spoon to stir your coffee or tea and enjoy your meal with wonderful bamboo utensils. So much nicer than the plastic stuff that is destined for the landfill right after your meal.
What is the finish on the bamboo utensils made of?
The To-Go Ware company uses a food-safe, FDA compliant Polyurethane sealant on the utensils to ensure their durability.
Are the utensils made with glue?
No, To-Go Ware Bamboo utensils are made of a single sheet of bamboo. There are over 1,000 species of bamboo, ranging from ground cover to giant bamboo. Specifically, there are two main types of bamboo, running (spreading) and clumping (non-spreading). The clumping bamboo is the larger of the two, and at the very least can have a stalk 4 1/2″ in diameter, and this is the kind of bamboo used to make To-Go Ware utensils. They do not use the smaller bamboo so often found in indoor planters.
Where are the utensils made?
To-Go Ware reusable bamboo utensil sets are sourced and made in China by a small, family-owned factory. The forest the bamboo is sourced from is known and the manufacturer can assure you it is being grown and harvested in a sustainable manner. ChicoBag/To Go Ware is proud to be a B Corporation. Their products are responsibly made with Fair Labour certification and are 100% recyclable at the end of their long life cycle. 1% of annual sales from their rePETe line of products go directly to supporting environmental charities.
There are so many great reasons to choose bamboo. First, it’s beautiful. The delicate grain of bamboo, whether natural or amber-toned, makes it distinctive, refined, and enjoyable to eat with. Bamboo is extremely durable and can withstand a great deal of use without damage. Bamboo doesn’t swell or shrink as hardwoods do, and won’t impart food flavors or staining. Bamboo is not a tree-it’s a grass, and it grows like one. Many species of bamboo can grow two feet or more a day. When it’s harvested, it need not be replanted, because it will grow a new shoot from its extensive root system. So bamboo renews itself readily, unlike hardwood trees, which, once cut, are gone forever. Bamboo is an endlessly renewable resource. It enhances the environment. Farmed bamboo stabilizes the earth with its roots, preventing erosion. It takes in greenhouse gasses and produces oxygen. In fact 35% more oxygen than an equivalent stand of trees. It can also provide habitat for birds and animals. It is extremely versatile. Used in everything from housing, to fiber, to food, bamboo is an extraordinary resource. It provides a long-lasting, non-petroleum based material that has endless applications for use.
How do I clean my utensils?
You can hand wash them with soap and water, but they will sustain the dishwasher.
What are RePEaT made of?
The material for the RePEaT reusable bamboo utensil is made of RPET, recycled plastic bottles. Plastic soda and water bottles that would otherwise end up in the landfills are given a second shot at a useful life by being recycled into this amazingly strong, color-fast and water-resistant utensil holder. An added plus for RePEaT and KIDS wraps is that the recycled material requires less energy during manufacturing than virgin PET materials.