Some plastic items are more dangerous for sea life than others. The Ocean Conservancy ranks plastic cutlery as the second most dangerous plastic trash, right after fishing nets. Marine animals often mistake it for food, which leads to a painful death.
It is not only dangerous, but also common on beaches. 5gyres, the leading NGO in researching plastic pollution lists plastic cutlery as the seventh most commonly plastic litter on beaches.
Using single-use plastic cutlery makes your outdoor picnic or camping dinner an environmental disaster.
The best solution is BYO
BYO stand for Bring Your Own and is the simplest solution to avoid the disastrous consequences of disposables plastic.
By brining your own eco-friendly cutlery set on-the-go, you can refuse single-use while still enjoying your picnic or take-away lunch. You can keep your reusable utensils somewhere handy, like your car, purse or bag.
Whenever you go eat at a place where you are likely to receive plastic cutlery, invite your reusable cutlery instead of the disposables.