During this pandemic and time of social distancing, we’re thinking a lot about the germs and viruses on everything we touch.
A great way to keep your germs to yourself and avoid other people’s is to use your own utensils/cutlery sets (spoon and forks) and straw with your takeout lunches. This way, you’ll be avoiding taking utensils and straws that someone could have touched before you in a counter distributor.
This is why we’re proud of our OLA Bamboo zero-waste kit. Each reusable cutlery set contains a bamboo straw with a cleaning brush and a bamboo fork, knife, and small spoon along with a travel bag. Light, small, and with long service life, it’s perfect for your purse or your car’s glove box.
For fast food, takeout, picnics or lunch at the office, you’ll be avoiding not only germs but also tons of plastic waste, which pollutes the planet for 500 years. Disposable plastic straws and utensils are made of a lasting material – plastic – but we use them for 20 minutes on an average before throwing them away…
Use of 20 minutes versus 500 years of plastic pollution? We think the logical choice is reusable bamboo utensils. So, go for safe and convenient wooden spoons, forks, knives and straws made of bamboo.
Do you wonder ‘why bamboo?’
Bamboo is one of the most environmentally friendly crops that exist today. For starters, it is not only a renewable resource but one that does so quickly. In fact, a bamboo plantation has a yield up to 25 times that of a forest. Bamboo does not require pesticides or artificial fertilizers. It also has natural antimicrobial properties.
Have questions? Well, here are the answers to the most common ones-
Are bamboo utensils safe?
Yes, bamboo utensils are non-toxic and safe to use if kept clean. Bamboo has natural antimicrobial properties that mean they are actively working to keep you healthier.
How to Clean Bamboo utensils?
1. Handwash them with warm water and soap after each use.
2. Do not soak them in water or soap for long as that would reduce their life.
3. Wash the bamboo straw with cleaning brush after each use.
4. Allow them to air dry before storing them in a closed space.
5. Do not put them in a dishwasher.
Do bamboo utensils hold bacteria?
Bamboo does not absorb water the way wood does, so it does not hold bacteria. Just allow the bamboo utensils to air dry after washing for their extended usage.