At Earlywood, we know it is important to start at the beginning when determining the sustainability of any product. In most modern kitchens you will find an assortment of metal, rubber, plastic and silicone utensils. Before those items showed up in your kitchen, the metal was mined, processed and melted, the rubber was polymerized and vulcanized, the plastic was processed from petroleum that was drilled, transported, refined, combined, and pelletized, and the silicone was synthesized. Before your Earlywood utensils showed up in your kitchen, they were busy sequestering carbon, creating oxygen, reducing erosion, creating shade, housing birds and other animals, filtering water, cleaning air, reducing flooding, and generally looking good.
So your wooden utensils are off to a pretty good start, but at Earlywood, we don’t settle for pretty good. We know how valuable of a component trees are to our world. That is why for every 1 tree that Earlywood uses to make products, we plant 100 to replace it. We call it “100 to 1″. It is how we make sure that the forests that grow the woods we use end up healthier because of us. Some of the trees we use grow in the tropical climates of Central and South America. That is why we have chosen to plant our trees in the endangered Atlantic Rainforest of Brazil. Visit http://www.plantabillion.org/ to learn more about the forest and the impressive efforts that are being made to save this vital piece of Brazil.