Single-use disposable products owe a lot to germaphobes – and, really, to anyone who has a healthy fear of germs, too.
Paper disposable cups became popular more than 100 years ago when health experts saw that common, shared cups or dippers on trains were spreading serious diseases like tuberculosis and diptheria.
The folks at Novolex just introduced a new product that can help us all avoid using plastic utensils that have been touched by others. The Cutlerease fork, knife and spoon are compostable, and come in a dispenser that offers them one at a time.
Because if you’re going to use a spork, you definitely want it to be compostable, and not come wrapped in a little plastic bag.