Summer is here, it’s the season of celebration and we’re here to tell you it’s time to grab your reusable cutlery set and what an awesome stocking stuffer they are! Whether you’re planning those family reunions, friendly catch-ups, faraway camping trips and all-important Christmas traditions, it can be hard to keep things environmentally conscious. How can we plan elaborate dinners and days out without generating a whole lot of waste? The answer is to use convenient and well-designed eco-friendly products. Items such as reusable cutlery are perfect for large family events or outdoor gatherings with friends, and they have the added bonus of being environmentally friendly.
With these products, you can enjoy the season without contributing to the 130,000 tonnes of plastic that gets swept into Australia’s marine environment every year. As it stands, worldwide use of plastic is predicted to double by 2040 — but you can be part of the fight to avoid this fate. Simply choose eco-friendly solutions and gifts this Christmas and help make a difference!
Reusable cutlery sets are beneficial in a number of ways. In terms of their environmental value, they help users avoid having to rely on single-use plastics. For context, Australians used 3.4 million tonnes of plastic in 2018-2019, and a whopping one million tonnes of our annual plastic consumption is made up of single-use plastics. Keep in mind that 85% of plastics are sent to landfill, while only 13% are recycled. Choosing alternatives to single-use plastics is therefore a great way to minimise your impact on the environment. The process of producing items like reusable cutlery is also more environmentally friendly than that of creating endless plastic knives and forks. By choosing reusable options, you avoid contributing to this damaging cycle of overproduction.
Buying reusable cutlery will also benefit you on a daily basis. Reusable cutlery is easier to use than plastic alternatives, as these utensils are made of stronger and more durable materials. There’s no need to struggle with flimsy knives and forks or worry about them snapping in half. Reusable cutlery is as functional, durable and easy to clean as regular cutlery, while also having the lightweight quality of disposal alternatives. As an added bonus, you can get reusable cutlery sets in handy storage containers, making them super easy to take with you wherever you go. You could even slip them in your handbag or the glove compartment of your car, so you’re always prepared for an unplanned feed. Finally, buying reusable cutlery sets will save you money in the long run, as you won’t have to constantly replace your picnic utensils.
In the lead up to the Christmas season, it’s a great idea to get your hands on reusable travel cutlery sets. If you’re planning a day at the beach, a trip to the Christmas markets or an outing to a music festival, you can bet that these products will come in handy. They’re also incredibly useful for hikes, camping trips, outdoor BBQs and picnics, as they are light to carry and easy to store.
At IOco Gift Designers, we have several types of reusable travel cutlery sets to suit your needs and tastes. Plus, there’s our range of colourful wheat straw fibre cutlery sets, as well as a variety of steel cutlery sets in fun metallic colours, like rainbow and rose gold. While our timeless bamboo cutlery sets don’t vary in colour, you can choose from a few different types of fabric case to suit your style. If you’re interested in creating the perfect picnic aesthetic to share on social media, our steel sets also come with cutlery wraps that depict unique Australian art. This means they make beautiful additions to your picnic set or camping gear, and can also be very thoughtful Christmas gifts for your friends and family.
When you’re spending hot summer days in the sun, it is also important to keep hydration in mind. Too often, we find ourselves leaving the outdoor function to buy expensive bottles of water. It’s no secret that single-use plastic water bottles are overpriced, inconvenient and bad for the environment. So why not try eco water bottles? Reusable water bottles are reliable and easy to carry with you on those long, hot day trips. Whether you want glass water bottles with bamboo lids, soft-touch silicone bottles with stainless steel lids, or stainless steel bottles covered in diamantes, IOco Gift Designers has the product for you. Much like our cutlery sets and coffee cups, these eco water bottles also come in several styles and colours.
Speaking of coffee cups, it might be a good idea to get yourself one of these life-changing products in preparation for the Christmas season. While a reusable coffee cup might seem unnecessary during Australian summer, you should not underestimate its value during the busiest time of the year. Whether you’re heading to an early morning market or taking on the crowds for a last-minute Christmas shopping trip, you’ll be grateful for your eco-friendly coffee cup. Plus, our specially designed coffee cups are the only ones around with a beautiful glass lid, so your favourite drink won’t be spoiled by that unpleasant silicone or plastic taste.
There’s plenty of reasons why you should bring your own cutlery wherever you go. Most importantly, though, by partaking in this simple act, you save an incredible amount of plastic from ending up in landfills and waterways. Choosing reusable products means doing your bit to help the environment, and saving yourself a lot of effort and money in the process. So, this Christmas, elevate your outdoor events or surprise a friend with the gift of reusable cutlery. Shop our impressive range of reusable cutlery sets and more at IOco Gift Designers!