An average American throws away 1000 pieces of plastic cutlery yearly, and this spells trouble for everyone. As a matter of fact, a total of 80 billion plastic cutlery are disposed off every year from around the world. Plastic pollution has adverse negative effects on wildlife and their habitat, as well as for us humans. This is why people nowadays try to combat plastic pollution in their own way.
Enter Outlery, the first collapsable, portable, and plastic-free cutlery and chopsticks designed to be the most convenient cutlery to exist, and with the environment in mind. It is made of stainless steel, which unlike BPA plastics, is extremely hygienic and easy to maintain —cleans in a breeze.
It comes in a small container of recycled tin that easily fits the pocket or bag. The cutlery is tailored for eating in the office, on-the-go, and practically wherever life takes us. The chopsticks measure just 80 by 24 mm (3.1 x 1 in), while the cutlery case measures 63 x 82 mm (2.4 x 3.2 in). Using it is easy: you just simply screw it in when you need it.
The idea may not be as revolutionary, but it is an admirable effort to help curb the problem of plastic waste.
For those interested with the product, one may order at Kickstarter.
Photos courtesy of Outlery.