Fold-up Eating Set—for picnics, camping trips, weekend excursions—saves space and waste

Packing for a picnic or a camping trip means that space and weight are limited. No one wants to carry bulky, heavy plates and utensils if they can help it. On the other hand, disposable plates and flatware just wind up in a landfill somewhere. Now a New Zealand company has designed an Eating Set that is reusable, durable, lightweight and collapsible.

At first glance, Fold Project flatware doesn’t look like much. Each set contains four flat pre-cut pieces of plastic with the fold lines scored in it. The whole thing weighs only about two and a half ounces, and the largest piece is no bigger than a sheet of paper.

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