Single-use paperboard alternative to plastic cutlery set for European launch

PAPERBOARD utensil specialist EcoTensil has announced the European launch of its plastic-free single-use cutlery for food packaging.

The range of folding paper utensils was developed to replace small plastic spoons and sporks found in the likes of pot lids and trays.

California-based EcoTensil said it was bringing its paperboard solutions to Europe through its European-based sales team, and its warehouse distribution centre in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

All the firm’s products are made from materials from FSC-certified forests and are said to use 50-80% less material than plastic, bio-plastic or wood cutlery.

EcoTensil creator and CEO Peggy Cross said, “The work Europe is doing to reduce single-use plastic is very important. EcoTensil is supporting companies in meeting their plastic reduction goals with our wonderfully simple folding paper spoons. We have spent the last decade perfecting the silky mouth feel, smooth edges, structural strength and overall pleasing nature of the utensils.”