Part of the Ona Cares video series – about living an almost plastic-free life in the Nyon area of Switzerland – this video shows how to avoid plastic cutlery. 9 year old Ona presents step-by-step instructions for making your own ready-to-go kit for your cutlery and metal straw 🙂
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When you get into the habit, it’s really easy to avoid throw-away plastics… to say ‘no’ to that plastic spoon before it appears in your ice cream: and ‘no’ to the plastic straw in your drink.
The key? Knowing you have your own picnic kit at the ready! At home, we made our own. Here’s how.
First pick up some old napkins from a local charity shop. In our case the armée de salut brocante in Nyon. (https://www.brocki.ch/fr/filiales/nyon/)
Find some ribbon to re-use. And the cutlery you’d like in your kit. (We use children’s cutlery for minimum bulk and weight.)
Place the cutlery in position on the napkin. Fold the bottom of the napkin up, and with a pencil make a mark where you will later stitch the divides.
Fold down the top and roll the napkin up with cutlery inside. Tie a ribbon around, cutting off any excess. And mark onto the napkin the position of the ribbon.
Now the stitching begins. First sew on the ribbon.
Then turn over the napkin and sew the dividing lines separating the different pieces of cutlery.
Hey presto! Now you’ve got a picnic kit ready to go!