W&P's functionable, reusable storage containers cut down on plastic waste and support food education in NYC schools.
Why we love it
We know single-use cutlery is wasteful, but it’s not like we go around carrying spoons, forks, and knives in our pockets…right? But that's exactly what this lightweight utensil set wants you to do. Its silicone carrying case is smooth on bags and hands, durable on forks and knives, and super bendy for easy removal, and its stainless steel silverware is BPA-free and a snap to keep clean.
How it does good
Innovating food storage for a healthier planet
Less than 1 in 7 plastic bags are recycled, which means, if they don’t end up directly in an animal’s home (or stomach), they end up in a landfill, where chemicals from microplastics, dyes, and more damage soil and groundwater. Even plastics that are recycled can add to carbon footprints by requiring larger, more frequent collections. With BPA-free materials and plastic alternatives, made to be used, then reused, W&P is making it practical, affordable, and, most importantly, sustainable to store foods and drinks. To make their products, they choose partners who follow environmentally responsible practices. They also work with brands in their community on initiatives to enhance their eco-friendly practices and pass on what they’ve learned.
supporting key causesW&P donates time and proceeds to Edible Schoolyard NYC, a community nonprofit providing cooking and gardening education to kids in Title 1 schools. W&P's support is helping the charity increase its number of school sites and fund an entirely new network school.
low carbon footprintIt takes centuries for plastic bags to degrade into microplastics, which then release toxins back into the environment. Not to mention, the 100 billion bags used in the US each year require 12 million barrels of oil to make. With their mission to provide alternatives for single-use containers, W&P is helping limit the environmental impact of producing and disposing of plastic waste.
responsible sourcingEven when outsourcing to producers, W&P plays a hands-on role in manufacturing their products, choosing factory partners based on environmentalism and sustainability.