Compostable Cutlery - Made with Potato Starch!
Dirt Works sells these Biodegradable Utensils as our way of continuously looking for ways to help you and the earth live together in harmony and possibly bring forth a more sustainable, peaceful world. MADE IN THE U.S.A. Wholesale - Call: 802-385-1064
- Made from GMO-free potato starch, compostable utensils are excellent for hot foods such as soups.
- Slightly coarser than plastic, these tan-colored utensils are dishwasher safe. And, with a shelf life of 5 years, there is no reason not to reuse them if you want to.
- Outperforming plastic in boiling and microwave tests, these compostable utensils will break down into their basic elements when you dispose of them.
- FAQs about End of Life Process
Today we are living in a false economy where the price of goods and services does not include the true cost of waste and pollution. We've been living like this for a long time and it's now catching up with us. As Alvin Toffler states in his essay, "The throw Away Society", "There is no such thing as AWAY in Throw Away. Everything eventually finds it's way back to us. Petroleum based plastic is showing up on our beaches and whole islands of floating plastic trash are killing life in the oceans and us along with it.
- These compostable products are made with a GMO free bio based plant starch and 100% biodegradable. Heat stable to over 185 degrees F,
- Moisture resistant and suitable for both hot and cold beverages.
- Meets ASTM (American Standard Test Measurement) and FTC (Federal Trade Commission) for biodegradable products.
- 100% Compostable untensils are available in large wholesale lots - Call 802-385-1064
Used along with our Plates, Bowls and Cups you can have a "eco-picnic"!
FAQ about PSM Cutlery
What is PSM?
Plastarch (PSM) is a thermoplastic resin made from natural starch. It is one of the few bio-plastics which can withstand high heat.
Can I use Vegware cutlery for hot foods?
Yes. Unlike some other starch cutlery on the market, our cutlery can withstand heat over 200°F.
Will Vegware cutlery dissolve in drinks and wet foods such as soups?
No. You can use Vegware cutlery like you would any other utensil. However, if you leave it soak in water overnight, the outside may become slightly 'tacky' until dried.
How long can Vegware cutlery be kept prior to use?
Vegware utensils come packed in (polyethylene) bags of 50 items, and there is no known limit to their shelf-life whilst in the original packaging. However, water will cause this starch product to break down (even without bio-degradation occurring), which may have implications for utensils stored out of bags for long periods in a very moist environment.
Can I reuse Vegware cutlery?
Yes. Please do - our utensils are marketed mainly as disposables, but there is no need to throw them away! Wash and dry them, then store in a dry environment.
What do you mean by 'durable', and how is it compatible with being biodegradable?
Durable means that the cutlery will withstand the rigors of dining on foods which exert greater levels of force, such as hard ice cream, stabbing carrots onto a fork, etc. Durable has no relationship with biodegradable - they are completely independent characteristics. Wood is biodegradable, but people build homes which are 'durable', lasting hundreds of years. However, allow the wood to become moist and dry rot sets in, i.e. moisture, heat, and microorganisms, also known as bio-degradation.
What standards does the cutlery comply to?
The utensils are fully biodegradable and comply with the ISO 14855 standard, achieving 34.2% and 65.6% bio-degradation after 45 and 93 days respectively. In addition, the PSM material is certified compostable under EN13432 in sheet form, and the cutlery is certified free from heavy metals and other toxins.