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How Long Can Bamboo Cutlery Last?

May 12,2022
Over the past few years, bamboo has acquired an almost "cult" status in the world of eco-products! Its durability, versatility, and rapid growth have made it used to make everything from toilet paper to sunglasses (and even bamboo computers)! But are bamboo utensils durable? Can you reuse bamboo cutlery? Finally, how long will bamboo cutlery last? The following articles will answer you one by one.

Why is bamboo so popular?

In recent years, bamboo has risen to prominence as a biodegradable, organic, and natural alternative to simple plastic household items. It has been used to replace a variety of products, and astute innovators continue to reshape and repurpose bamboo to use in new and interesting ways! 

But how did bamboo become so popular in the first place? The truth is that while bamboo may have been overlooked in Western countries, it has been a superstar material in Asia for centuries, with its origins dating back to China more than 7,000 years ago. In Asia, bamboo has long been hailed as an important material for the construction industry. Also, in the past, it was often used to create books

If you visit a street market in Vietnam or Thailand, you might even find the locals eating a dish called “xiao zhu”, which is deep-fried with the stems of juvenile bamboo!

In addition to this, mature bamboo is used as a pipe in northern Vietnam, and Asians used bamboo flutes as straws long before we even thought of using bamboo instead of single-use plastics! No wonder bamboo has finally gained the respect and admiration it deserves in Europe and America after centuries of use in Asia! 

Bamboo just the moment that its merits were found, and once people realized it could be repurposed to replace single-use plastics, the craze took off just as quickly as the bamboo itself (it's the fastest growing plant in the world, by the way!) Now we know A little bit about how bamboo is associated with Asian culture, we can name some weird and wonderful ways bamboo is used to make products, let's analyze the longevity of bamboo cutlery!

How long will bamboo cutlery last?

Bamboo cutlery sets can be sold individually or in multiples. Usually, multi-pack bamboo cutlery is designed for one-time use. These types of bamboo cutlery bags are machine-made, very thin, and break easily.

That's not to say they don't work! Disposable bamboo cutlery is ideal for events such as weddings, festivals, and corporate dinners, as reusable tableware can be considered too expensive. They are specifically designed to be thrown away after one use, which is quite wasteful.

If you are looking for bamboo cutlery for an event, try to find biodegradable and organic disposable bamboo cutlery, this will ensure that wherever your guests throw their cutlery and fork after use, the earth will eventually eat them without causing too much damage So many questions!

Tricks for extending the life of bamboo cutlery

While bamboo cutlery is easy to care for, we still have some tips to help you make your cutlery last longer!

1. Do not put dishes in the oven, microwave, or dishwasher.

2. Do not freeze your bamboo cutlery.

3. Shallow fry bamboo cutlery in linseed oil, linseed oil, or virgin coconut oil.

4. Don't let the utensils soak for too long after use.

Bamboo cutlery and all wooden utensils and cutlery require slightly more care than metal or plastic items. Wooden cutlery never gets hot, so microwaves, ovens, and dishwashers are a big no-no! Likewise, extreme cold can negatively affect the wood if it has internal moisture. Usually freezing bamboo is fine, but to be on the safe side, we recommend against it! Shallow frying bamboo utensils is actually a cool trick we learned from our farm partners! Shallow frying bamboo gives it a protective coating that helps prolong its life. Be careful not to use vegetable oils or olive oils as they will eventually spoil.

In the end, soaking bamboo only reduces the structural integrity of the tableware! To make your set last longer, wash it right away or leave it in a dry place to wait!

How to dispose of bamboo cutlery?

Depending on the set you purchased, handling bamboo cutlery can be easy or difficult. If your bamboo cutlery set is organic and biodegradable, you're in luck! You can recycle bamboo by the guide. If your cutlery isn't biodegradable, it may still be recyclable, depending on how advanced the recycling facilities where you live. Check with your local recycling center to see what they have to say.

Another option is that you can turn your bamboo cutlery upside down and put some small stickers on it with the name of the herb. Prick them into your garden soil and start an herb garden! Be creative and have fun!

Can businesses use bamboo cutlery?

It is worth mentioning that most of our bamboo cutlery customers are businesses. Bamboo cutlery can not only be used by businesses but also save money! If you think your business or event might benefit from bamboo cutlery, please contact us.

JIANGQIAO is a professional custom bamboo products wholesale manufacturer. Our products have completely independent intellectual property rights and have obtained more than 60 production technology and processing technology patents, including 9 invention patents and 2 international patents. The product has stable performance and has passed CE, ROHS, FCC, and other quality certifications, 3C, etc., and sells well in Europe, America, Southeast Asia, and other regions. The annual export sales are 20 million US dollars, which are deeply loved by the majority of users.
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