Picture the scene: You've set up a romantic picnic with your significant other, having packed a meal that consists of only locally grown organic food and drink, along with 100% organic cotton napkins (to reduce paper waste). But what about the silverware? Why not try using Aspenware's eco-friendly, biodegradable cutlery?
Aspenware, Inc. manufactures fully compostable, disposable wooden cutlery that's not only lightweight and super strong. Their forks are strong enough to pierce a raw carrot and the knives can easily cut through a steak.
You're probably wondering: If they're wooden, isn't that a waste of trees? Aspenware uses logs from trees that were cut down during the harvesting of fir and spruce trees. Otherwise, the leftover logs would have been left to rot, burned in cull piles or cut up for firewood. Basically, they're not cutting down trees and they're reducing the amount of carbon in the air by keeping the wood from being burned.