We are all becoming more conscious about our impact on the environment, and that includes how environmentally friendly takeaway businesses are. This may be through the materials of their food packaging, but what about the wholesale cutlery a business stocks up on to give to their customers?
At the moment, non-recyclable plastic cutlery is commonly used within takeaway establishments. Takeaway wooden cutlery is a way to make your business more eco-friendly. Wooden cutlery is compostable, making it better for the environment, and they come with a range of benefits that you could take advantage of.
Albiz have wholesale disposable cutlery available for you to use in your takeaway business. Whether you want a wooden knife, fork, spoon or stirrer, Albiz have the cutlery you need to run a greener takeaway business.
What Are the Benefits of Using Wooden Cutlery?
1) Environmentally friendly
Plastic cutlery can contain harmful toxins, which can damage the environment when they are disposed of.
When wooden cutlery is made, the materials used are raw and are a great option instead of using plastic. For those who care about the Earth and our impact on it, wooden cutlery is an amazing alternative for both customers and businesses. They are smooth and organic, and no bleach, toxins or harmful chemicals have been added. This means the cutlery won’t cause harm to you, and they are also compostable.
Whilst plastic cutlery has some limitations, wooden alternatives are practical and can be used in a variety of situations. Wooden cutlery is heat resistant, meaning it won’t warp when it interacts with warm food. It also won’t melt or disintegrate like metal or plastic cutlery can. This makes them ideal for both hot and cold food.
For example, knives can be used to cut hot meals without warping and small wooden spoons are ideal for the likes of ice cream. Takeaway wooden spoons can also be safely used for hot drinks.
Not only that, but wooden cutlery doesn’t alter the taste of your food, meaning it can be used for anything edible without impacting how much you enjoy it.
3) Safe From Bacteria
For those concerned about your health, wooden cutlery can help to keep you, your staff and your customers safer.
Some types of wood, such as teak, oak and pine, have been proven to resist bacteria. This contrasts with plastic cutlery, which can attract bacteria instead. This means plastic cutlery can cause health problems, especially if they are not disinfected before being used.
Whilst it is important to ensure the cutlery your customers use is clean, wooden cutlery can cause fewer health problems than their plastic counterparts.
4) Easy Storage
Storing wooden cutlery could not be easier, which is ideal for the businesses that issue them to customers. Due to cutlery coming in such big quantities, you need to be able to contain them without the cutlery being damaged before use. For example, Albiz offer wooden chip forks, which are available in packages of 10,000 forks per order. This makes their storage particularly important when ordering large amounts of disposable cutlery, as it may be a while before you are able to use them all.
Whilst metal cutlery can rust, nothing happens if wooden cutlery is exposed to air or moisture. This is because they are made from raw materials, meaning no precautions need to be taken to keep them intact and functioning properly.
5) Easily Disposable
If you are using a takeaway wooden knife or fork, then you have the knowledge that they are easily disposable. This is because disposable wooden cutlery is made from raw materials, as we have previously established. They are compostable, biodegradable and recyclable, meaning a wooden cutlery set can be easily disposed of in an environmentally friendly manner.
Not only that, but takeaway cutlery sets can be disposed of in multiple ways, meaning your customers can choose the way that is most convenient for them. Whether that is through a local recycling centre, or through turning them into compost if the recycling centre doesn’t accept them, you can be sure that the wooden knives and forks from your business can be disposed of in a way that will support the environment.
6) No Sharp Edges
Despite them being a common feature in society, cutlery can still cause injuries, particularly in young children. Plastic cutlery tends to have sharper edges, especially with the prongs on a fork, making them more dangerous when used by small children. In contrast, wooden cutlery sets are smooth and have no sharp edges, meaning they can be used safely by children with a smaller risk of injury. The cutlery being flat and smooth also reduces the chances of splinters.
7) Aesthetic Vibe
For those interested in the appearance of your workspace, wooden cutlery can also give an aesthetic vibe to both your kitchen and takeaway business. They can appear vintage and rural, appealing to more chic environments, but they can also be used by other restaurants and takeaway businesses with ease.
If you are catering for a special occasion, such as a wedding, they can still be used for the reception. Their simple elegance coupled with their aesthetic vibe and eco-friendly nature makes them ideal for all occasions.
8) Kinder To Wildlife
As wooden cutlery is biodegradable, recyclable and compostable, it can easily be disposed of whilst not harming the environment. By using wooden cutlery instead of its plastic alternative, it means less rubbish will become litter or end up in landfills. This reduction in litter helps to prevent the local wildlife from being harmed, including the plants and animals that are found in that area.
If you want to take advantage of all the benefits that come with wooden cutlery, Albiz have the knives, forks, and spoons you need to make your business greener. We also have a wide range of biodegradable, compostable and recyclable food packaging that you can use within your business. From containers for condiments to boxes for burgers, Albiz have all the food packaging you need for an environmentally friendly takeaway business.