Sustainability is the burning hot topic in many industries, and hospitality is is in the hot seat. QSRs (quick service restaurants) are shoveling food into our mouths and plastic cutlery out in trash bags and hotels won’t clean your room unless you absolutely request/demand it.

But, back to the QSR sore spot. If you eat takeout very often, you are one of the millions who add to plastic waste, or wooden rubbish (wooden sporks are the new thang). Yep, hang your head in shame. Or don’t, since Outlery is out to make flatware more intelligent.

Using recyclable tin materials and intelligent alternatives, they designed a portable, collapsible cutlery set. And it’s actually pretty slick.

Each fork, spoon, and chopstick is designed to collapse into three sections to fit in the portable tin. You simply screw them into place and you have a ready chopstick or flatware set. The sticks/flatware are made from stainless steel and matched with a recyclable tin box. Bonus: the shape of each is designed in a way that makes them easy to use and clean.

Simply stash the tin boxes in your bag, as you would a box o’ mints and pull them out, assemble, and shame everyone using plastic as soon as hunger strikes. Here’s what they look like with water pooled on the bunch.

Outlery Reusable Cutlery & Chopsticks


  • Utensil Material: Stainless Steel
  • Box Material: Recycled Tin
  • 7 Available Colors
  • 3-piece screw-together design
  • Easy to clean
  • Fits in pocket

The product is fully funded via Kickstarter nearing the $1 Million USD mark and 14,000 backers. Sets start at $21 USD for chopsticks and $37 USD for a cutlery set (spoon, fork, and knife) with 2x, 3x, 5x, 10x options available. Delivery is estimated for October 2019.

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