Dear all,
I always bring my own spoon, fork and chopsticks with me when eating out for the reason of environmental protection. But I am wondering if there is a term to refer to the spoon, fork and chopsticks, such as "eco-spoon"? Thank you very much!
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Dear all, I always bring my own spoon, fork and chopsticks with me when eating out for the reason of ... if there is a term to refer to the spoon, fork and chopsticks, such as "eco-spoon"? Thank you very much!

Cutlery.

Peter Moylan, Newcastle, NSW, Australia. http://www.pmoylan.org For an e-mail address, see my web page.
Dear all, I always bring my own spoon, fork and ... fork and chopsticks, such as "eco-spoon"? Thank you very much!

Cutlery.

I would say "eating utensils". Chopsticks don't count as cutlery.
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UsenetDear all,
I always bring my own spoon, fork and chopsticks with me when eating out for the reason of environmental protection. But I am wondering if there is a term to refer to the spoon, fork and chopsticks, such as "eco-spoon"? Thank you very much!
How about using the current buzz-word green? --as in: I brought my own greenware to use at the restaurant.
Have you ever tried to eat soup with a lettuce leaf?
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Or 'I'm a tree-hugger. I eat with my fingers.'
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Dear all, I always bring my own spoon, fork and chopsticks with me when eating out for the reason of ... if there is a term to refer to the spoon, fork and chopsticks, such as "eco-spoon"? Thank you very much!

I'm wondering how that protects the environment?
Does it mean you never wash them, and so save water?

Steve Hayes from Tshwane, South Africa
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Dear all, I always bring my own spoon, fork and ... fork and chopsticks, such as "eco-spoon"? Thank you very much!

I'm wondering how that protects the environment? Does it mean you never wash them, and so save water?

For the chopsticks, at least, it means one does wash them, later at home, instead of throwing out the disposable ones provided by most takeaway places (after first breaking them to prevent their retrieval and use by tanuki, of course) and thus not only cluttering up the environment but depleting the stock of wood used to make them..r

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Steve Hayes filted:

I'm wondering how that protects the environment? Does it mean you never wash them, and so save water?

For the chopsticks, at least, it means one does wash them, later at home, instead of throwing out the disposable ... of course) and thus not only cluttering up the environment but depleting the stock of wood used to make them..r

Perhaps the OP should clarify what he or she means by "eating out".

When I get stuff from a takeaway joint I useually bring it home to eat, so it is not really "eating out". And taking my own cutlery and other utensils along to a takeaway joint only to bring them home again seems a bit pointless.

To me "eating out" means going to a restaurant and sitting down for a meal, and I can't see how taking my own utensils would save the environment. In the restaurant they probably throw even the unused utensils into the wash, just to be on the safe side "health and safety" regulations probably demand it.

Steve Hayes from Tshwane, South Africa
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