Monday, 12 March 2012

Day 12 - Fork

On my kitchen windowsill I have a glass filled with disposable wooden implements - lolly sticks, kebab sticks, chopsticks, spoons ... and these forks.  Although designed to be thrown away after a single use I can never bring myself to do so.  Instead I slip them in my bag, wash them and keep them until I find a use for them.

The lolly sticks make very good markers for newly sown seeds and the chopsticks very good supports for peas shoots.  I suppose the spoons and forks would make quirky plant labels but today I fulfilled one of my long held intentions, when I took one of each, wrapped them in a plastic bag, and put them in my handbag.  One day they'll save me from having to use a plastic spoon and fork when I'm out and about.


  1. Good idea!

    The Eden Project uses wooden cutlery, which I've always felt is a shame really. Though I think they do recycle them or at least do something useful with them after, but if you have hot food & use them - the forks & spoons go flat with the heat (which is a problem if you're eating soup)!

    Kay :)

  2. I agree. It is a shame as I suspect that wooden cutlery cannot be reused for health & safety reasons. They probably compost them but I can't see why they can't used metal cutlery like they do in other cafes and restaurants. At least it's not plastic!