Think about it... Bamboo Flatware! Its strong - stronger than hardwood. Its lightweight, making it ideal for picnics or travel. Its a green alternative to plastic. This bamboo flatware is completely reusable or disposable when you are ready to part with it. At $4 per setting, you'll be encouraged to hang onto them but you wont be doing the earth much harm when you throw them way. Each piece is 'normal sized' and ready for life. The knife is super-serrated for a long life. Think about all the plastic forks and knives you have thrown away in your entire life.