Bring Your Own Utensils

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The B.Y.O.S. (Bring Your Own Sticks) movement took off in Asia after statistics showed the massive forest devastation caused by disposable chopstick production. The Chinese government estimated that China cuts down 25 million trees a year to make 45 billion chopsticks, all of which are eventually thrown away.

Meanwhile, a piece of disposable cutlery in the UK is used for just three minutes before it's tossed, creating a lot of unecessary plastic pollution, much of which ends up in our oceans.

Making a commitment to bringing your own utensils next time you eat out isn't hard, if you find the kind that fits your needs and style. Here are some of our favorites:

For the sports enthusiast: These chopsticks are made out of recycled baseball bats!

For the overloaded student: This super-durable and lightweight titanium cutlery set won't add additional burden to already-strained sholders.

For the minimalist: The Kikkerland travel chopsticks are collapsable and come in a pocket case. Or try this elegant spork that also includes a knife - all in one utensil!

For kids: This colorful spoon and fork set comes in its own case. Also check out these floral patterned sticks, and these stainless steel bento boxes.

Need more ideas? Reuseit's web shop is devoted to reusable products for meals, and so much more. And Surfrider's Rise Above Plastics program has great tips for keeping our seas trash-free.



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