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The plastic-free serveware revolution

Plastic pollution poses a huge problem for our planet, with plastics taking years to break down and in the meantime is causing serious damage on land and at sea. A plastic carrier bag has been found in the Mariana Trench, the deepest point in the ocean, which tells us that we have quite a problem here. Plastics are now being found in the digestive systems of marine species, tracking all the way down to the start of the food chain.

Since Sunday 1 October, the hospitality industry has faced a ban on single-use plastic cutlery, containers and cups. This has been a great move for reducing emissions and waste, as people across England use 2.7 billion items of single-use cutlery and 721 million single-use plates every year, with only 10% of these being recycled.

But now we have so many more options that are far more purposeful and can tell a fun story, enhancing the experience for your event attendees. One of these innovative brands is Stroodles, a supplier of 100% biodegradable tableware, alternatives to single-use plastic.

Stroodles' biscuit spoons and biodegradable bowls in action!

When it comes to replacing plastic cutlery with something more fun that adds to the catering storytelling, one of the products Stroodles offers are edible spoons. These spoons double as vegan biscuits, utilising excess flours from food production and reducing waste in the production process, whilst also reducing waste at the end of its life by doubling as a snack, and a great talking point for guests.

These sorts of innovations provide a really visual way to show your sustainability commitments to delegates, and by making it an obvious shift, these small changes can create a great knock-on impact for attendees to continue their sustainability journey at home with a fun memory of a cool innovation they have experienced.

Biodegradable coffee cup and spoon

You can find out more about Stroodles on their website: Alongside Hilton, Marriott, The Alchemist, Selfridges, Oliver Bonas, Fenwick & Kidzania, Stroodles are further stocked at various retail locations across the UK, from garden centres to zero waste gift stores and Delis.

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