How long does my bamboo straws last?
It depends on the usage and the cleaning method, but the straws should last for many months. These are natural products and they may get weakened over time and hairline cracks may appear. Straws are compostable and 100% biodegradable. They can be disposed as a general household waste, or be repurposed to make your own bee house!
How do I wash my bamboo/ beechwood cutlery set?
You should wash your eco cutlery with soapy water. Once they are dry you should store them in a cool dry, well ventilated place. Do not store the cutlery damp and avoid soaking the cutlery in water for long periods.
How long does my cutlery last?
It depends on the usage and how it’s cared, but the cutlery should last for a good few years. We inspect the cutlery before packaging here in the UK, but on a rare occasion it may have been weakened during the production process. In this case please contact us. After all we want you to continue using the cutlery for the environment.
My bamboo cutlery feels rough. What should I do?
Bamboo spoon, fork and knife are not varnished and over time their surface becomes rough. Simply smooth them out with a fine sandpaper and they’ll be good as new again.
How do I care for my beeswax wraps?
There is a variety of ways to care for your beeswax wraps depending if it is for general care or to refresh the shape of the beeswax.
A) If there is residue food on the beeswax handwash in cold soapy water and rinse thoroughly with water. Let it dry fully before storing it away.
B) When the beeswax wrap becomes wrinkly and starts to lose its ability to wrap the items securely, your beeswax wrap may need to be refreshed. To refresh the beeswax wrap use a hairdryer on low to medium heat and slowly melt the wax. Melting the beeswax will help the beeswax wrap to become straight again. Alternatively you can put the beeswax in the oven on low heat for a couple of minutes and then let it cool on a baking tray.
How often should I change my bamboo toothbrush?
The bamboo toothbrushes are designed to last about 3 months before the bristles start to become splayed. Oral hygiene experts such as the dental health.org also recommended switching toothbrushes every 2-3 months or earlier if the bristles are splayed.
How do I dispose my bamboo toothbrush?
Toothbrush bristles are made of nylon. The bristles can be separated from the toothbrush handle by using a plier and can be put in a recycling bin. The toothbrush handle is 100% biodegradable and can be composted or disposed as a general household waste. Used toothbrushes are perfect for cleaning small areas in the house. Repurpose before recycling please.
Where can I purchase your products?
You can find us at various market locations around London which are normally announced on social media a couple of days before. Our products are also available at shops listed on our website. Our products can be purchased online at our website www.BermondseyBits.co.uk
and Etsy (https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/BermondseyBits).
How do I contact Bermondsey Bits?
You can contact us by emailing tol info@BermondseyBits.co.uk
Do you deliver outside of the UK?
Yes we deliver worldwide.
Is your shipping packaging eco-friendly?
Yes, we use recycled cardboard boxes or kraft paper envelopes. The tissue paper is also made from recycled paper. We also use wash paper tapes but for heavy products we use packaging tapes made from recycled plastic.
Do you wholesale your products?
Yes, we do. If you’re interested in becoming a stocklist, please email us to
Where can I find more information about your products?
You can find more information about our products on our website
What is the origin of your brand name?
Bermondsey Bits was created with the passion to introduce eco-friendly alternatives to plastic straws in 2018. With the help of friends and families we had our first market stall at Bermondsey Street Festival. We are local residents in SE1 and love Bermondsey. We literally wanted to sell bits and pieces, so we named it Bermondsey Bits.
Are you on social media?
Yes we have various social media accounts. You can find us on Instagram at
@BermondseyBits and Facebook at @Bermondsey Bitshop.