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Disposable Cutlery Buying Guide

Perfect for enjoying meals on the go or simply reducing cleanup time after an event, CiboWares has all the disposable cutlery and utensils to suit any restaurant or foodservice location. From eco-friendly to plastic, individually wrapped or packed in bulk, we’ve got cutlery options that are sure to make the cut.


Eco-Friendly Cutlery


Go green with CiboWares’ selection of eco-friendly cutlery! Made from renewable and sustainable materials, many of these products are also compostable to help reduce our impact on the environment.


Things to Consider


  • UV Treated: UV treatment helps eliminate the risk of microbial or bacterial growth in wooden cutlery.

  • Renewable Resources: Made from materials that are naturally replaced or regrown by the environment over time.

  • PBAT Film: Polybutylene adipate-co-terephthalate which is an alternative polymer. Compostable PBAT film is used to wrap CPLA cutlery and cutlery kits.

  • ASTM D6400 Compliant: ASTM International (formerly known as the American Society for Testing and Materials). ASTM D6400 refers to the Standard Specification for Labeling of Plastics Designed to be Aerobically Composted in Municipal or Industrial Facilities.

  • FDA Approved: Food and Drug Administration. All of our products are FDA accepted/safe for food contact.



Compostable Cutlery

CiboWares’ selection of compostable cutlery is made from CPLA, or crystallized polylactic acid. CPLA is a fully compostable corn starch based resin or corn-based plastic material and is designed to stand up to hotter temperatures compared to PLA. Corn is annually renewable, making these products completely eco-friendly and non-toxic. They are petroleum-free and ASTM D6400 compliant for compostability. They are a great choice when serving up hot or cold food items.
Note: CPLA Cutlery breaks down within 60 days in an industrial composting facility. A compostable PBAT film is used for wrapped CPLA cutlery. Heat Resistance: 90° C (194° F).

Heavy 3 Piece Kit
Contains: Fork, knife, kraft napkin
Colors Available: Black, white
Wrap: Wrapped

Heavy 6 Piece Kit
Contains: Fork, spoon, knife, salt & pepper, kraft napkin
Colors Available: Black, white
Wrap: Wrapped
Note: Salt & pepper packets are also compostable


Wood

Wood cutlery is made from all-natural birch wood and offers great resistance to cracking or splintering. They can be stored in high heat locations and contain no coatings, bleaches, or dyes. Wooden cutlery is also UV treated and can be thrown out with food waste. Please check your local laws and regulations surrounding waste disposal.

Heavyweight Wooden Cutlery
Length: Forks & Spoons: 6.25" / Knives: 6.5"
Uses: Spreading dips & jellies, enjoying appetizers & desserts; adds a stylish touch
Eco-Friendly: Compostable

Two Prong Wooden Forks
Length: 5.5"
Handle: Rounded
Uses: French fries, mini donuts, small snacks & fruit pieces
Eco-Friendly: Compostable

Wooden Spoons
Length: 3.54"
Wrap: Unwrapped or paper wrapped
Uses: Ice cream, gelato, frozen yogurt, & snow cones
Eco-Friendly: Compostable

Premium Wooden Spoons
Length: 3.75"
Thickness: 1.6 mm
Uses: Ice cream, gelato, frozen yogurt, & snow cones
Eco-Friendly: Compostable



Bamboo

Bamboo is a renewable resource and can be used to create a wide range of beautiful products. Our selection of bamboo products is made from the sheath of the bamboo plant. The sheath is the outer layer of the plant that falls off naturally once the plant has reached a certain point of maturity. The sheaths are then collected, cleaned, boiled, laminated, and pressed and bonded into the shape of the product. This whole process is completed without the use of harmful chemicals, dyes, or toxins. Bamboo cutlery is splinter-free and designed to prevent cracking or breaking during use.

White Bamboo Heart Forks
Length: 3.5"
Uses: Samples, fruit & cheese trays
Eco-Friendly: Compostable

CiboWares Bamboo Chopsticks
Length: 9"
Sleeve: Purple paper sleeve with Chinese scripture reading "Good Luck, Long Life, and Well Being"
Uses: Asian Cuisine
Eco-Friendly: All-natural, renewable materials

Twin Bamboo Chopsticks
Length: 9"
Sleeve: Closed paper sleeve
Uses: Asian Cuisine
Eco-Friendly: All-natural, renewable materials

Bamboo Chopsticks
Length: 9"
Sleeve: Red paper sleeve with Chinese scripture reading "Good Luck, Long Life, and Well Being"
Uses: Asian Cuisine
Eco-Friendly: All-natural, renewable materials



Plant-Based Cutlery

Plant-based cutlery is made from plant starch material resin which is produced from corn, potato, or wheat starch. PSM cutlery is not biodegradable or compostable but is a renewable resource as plant products can be grown again and again to make more quality cutlery. They are FDA approved for food contact and contain some polypropylene material to help give our products extra durability.

Wheat Cutlery
Length: Soup Spoon: 5.75" / Teaspoons: 6" / Forks: 6.75" / Knives: 7"
Color: Natural
Composition: 40% wheat starch & 60% polypropylene materials, gluten-free
Eco-Friendly: Renewable wheat plant starch

Plant Starch Cutlery
Length: 7"
Color: Natural
Uses: Cold or hot food items
Composition: 80% plant starch material resin & 20% polypropylene materials
Eco-Friendly: Renewable corn & potato starch



Plastic Cutlery


A great disposable option, plastic cutlery helps reduce clean up time after events and can easily be thrown away after use. We have a varied selection of polypropylene and polystyrene options available. Our polystyrene and polypropylene cutlery can withstand temperatures up to 80°C or 176°F.
Note: Wrapped plastic cutlery is wrapped in polypropylene.


Things to Consider


  • Polypropylene: Polypropylene cutlery offers excellent flexibility and unless you choose a heavier weight, it is better suited for lighter dishes. They also have a shinier surface to give them a sleek look. Available in medium, medium-heavy/mid-heavy, and heavy weight styles.

  • Polystyrene: Polystyrene is denser than polypropylene and can be used to create sharp edges. While it is a strong material, it is not as flexible as polypropylene and can sometimes break under extreme pressure. Available in medium-heavy and heavy weight styles.

  • Medium Weight Cutlery: Designed to serve as an economical option that is great for enjoying light meals.

  • Medium Plus Weight Cutlery: These are more dense than medium weight, without the full strength of heavy weight cutlery. A good option for when medium just won’t cut it.

  • Medium-Heavy Weight Cutlery: If you don’t need something quite as strong as heavy weight cutlery but medium won’t do, their shatter and break-resistant design might be just the thing.

  • Heavy Weight Cutlery: Useful for serving heavier dishes. Perfect for when you need cutlery you can count on.

  • FDA Approved: Food and Drug Administration. All of our products are FDA accepted/safe for food contact.



Plastic Forks
Length: 5.875" - 7"
Colors Available: Black, white, champagne, clear
Weight:Medium, medium-heavy, & heavy weight
Material: Polypropylene, Polystyrene
Wrap: Wrapped & unwrapped options

Plastic Knives
Length: 6.5" - 7.5"
Colors Available: Black, white, champagne, clear
Weight:Medium, medium-heavy, & heavy weight
Material: Polypropylene, Polystyrene
Wrap: Wrapped & unwrapped options

Plastic Teaspoons
Length: 5.5" / 6"
Colors Available: Black, white, clear
Weight:Medium, medium-heavy, & heavy weight
Material: Polypropylene, Polystyrene
Wrap: Wrapped & unwrapped options

Plastic Soup Spoons
Length: 5.25" - 6.25"
Colors Available: Black, white, champagne, clear
Weight:Medium, medium-heavy, & heavy weight
Material: Polypropylene, Polystyrene
Wrap: Wrapped & unwrapped options

Plastic Sporks
Length: 5.375" / 5.5"
Colors Available: Black, white
Weight:Medium weight
Material: Polypropylene
Wrap: Wrapped & unwrapped options

Ice Cream Taster Spoons
Length: 3"
Uses:Mini spoon for serving samples of ice cream, gelato or other creamy products
Colors Available: White
Material: Polypropylene, Polystyrene
Wrap: Unwrapped

Polypropylene Soda Spoons
Length: 7.8"
Uses: Stirring drinks, tall sundaes, floats
Colors Available: Black, white
Weight:Medium weight
Material: Polypropylene, Polystyrene
Wrap: Unwrapped



Plastic Cutlery Kits

Cutlery kits allow customers to take all the supplies they need to enjoy a meal on the go. From 2 piece kits to 6 piece kits, there are a wide variety of options available to suit any foodservice location. All cutlery kits are individually wrapped to ensure they stay sanitary prior to use, and can easily be placed in takeout packaging.

Heavy Weight Kits
Pieces: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Items Available: Fork, knife, teaspoon, soup spoon, napkin, milk straw, salt & pepper
Colors Available: Black, white, cream, clear
Material: Polypropylene, Polystyrene

Medium Heavy Weight Kits
Pieces: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Items Available: Fork, knife, teaspoon, soup spoon, napkin, salt & pepper
Colors Available: Black, white
Material: Polypropylene, Polystyrene

Medium Plus Weight Kits
Pieces: 6
Items Available: Fork, knife, teaspoon, napkin, salt & pepper
Colors Available: Black, white
Material: Polypropylene

Medium Weight Kits
Pieces: 3, 4, 5, 6
Items Available: Fork, knife, teaspoon, soup spoon, spork, napkin, milk straw, salt & pepper
Colors Available: Black, white
Material: Polypropylene, Polystyrene



Disposable Utensils

Heavy Weight Plastic Knives
Length: 7"
Uses: Everything from tough meat to bread crusts
Color: White
Weight: Heavy weight
Note: ABS plastic is extra durable - guaranteed to resist cracking or chipping.

Bamboo Tongs
Length: 3.5" / 6"
Uses: Serving samplers, appetizers, or fruit & cheese trays
Eco-Friendly: All-natural, renewable materials

Polystyrene Tongs
Length: 9"
Uses: Serving salads, meats, bread rolls, etc.
Color: Black
Weight: Extra-heavy weight
Wrap: Wrapped in polypropylene

Polystyrene Serving Forks
Length: 8.25" / 10"
Uses: Serving large salads & pasta dishes
Color: Black
Weight: Extra-heavy weight
Wrap: Wrapped in polypropylene

Polystyrene Spoons
Length: 10"
Uses: Serving large salads & pasta dishes
Color: Black
Weight: Extra-heavy weight
Wrap: Wrapped in polypropylene