Thursday, January 27, 2011

Bamboo U - To-Go Ware

First of all, before jumping in to praise bamboo To-Go Ware, I just wanted to thank the lovely Kaimoana, one of Light Green's Australian friends, for reminding me to share with you concerns about the processing of bamboo to create bamboo fiber for clothing and yarn. Processing bamboo can have harmful effects, because the hearty wood has to be broken down into pulp. Read the article linked above if you'd like more information. Due to the fact that it grows much more sustainably than cotton, it's still a good alternative. Thanks, Kaimoana!

Now ... to continue talking about fun bamboo items. I've mentioned this one before, but it's worth another look, because it's awesome.

To-Go Ware sells bamboo utensil kits that you can carry with you. The kit comes with a fork, knife, and spoon, all in a handy-dandy case that you can clip onto your lunch kit or bag. It may seem a little nerdy to carry your own utensils with you, but when you think about all of the plastic (think: petroleum product!) spoons, knives, forks and sporks that end up in landfills.

To-Go Ware also offers a variety of re-usable food carriers and cups. Thanks, Jenny, for introducing me to them.

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