I just joined a waste minimization board in my office and one of the area we discussed was the use of plastic cutlery in our canteen. While the best option in my opinion would be to remove all single use cutlery there might be cases where there would be need for a single use ones and I was wondering, is disposable wooden cutlery generally better than plastic one?
I understand the problem of plastic not being degradable and the problems of recycling it and polluting oceans but what is the carbon footprint of these two alternatives? Could the wooden cutlery create methane in landfill? Or what about the amount of water being used in production?