About us


On a boat trip with Hawaiian locals we got to know the wonderful marine world off the coast of Kailua Kona. Unique coral reefs and the indescribable experience of swimming with wild dolphins - simply impressive and a memory for life.

When the next morning our new Hawaiian friends gave us a completely surprising fresh poke (fresh marinated ahi tuna) and said to us as a matter of course: "We take it from the ocean and give it to the people" this was overwhelming and so the idea was born, that we are
Have to think about something positive for our environment. We want to say thankies to our environment. Last year we asked ourselves two questions while eating at a beautiful Christmas market.
Why is there still so much plastic disposable cutlery?
And why do menu forks only have 4 tines?

The idea

We decided to develop and manufacture disposable cutlery that is suitable for use in our modern world and is made from renewable resources.
All of our products are made from trees that are harvested sustainably. This means that they can be grown and harvested again and again.

Our goal is that our products are sustainable, but at the same time more natural, attractive and stylish than others.

100% natural birch wood
FSC - certified birch wood
100% renewable
100% biodegradable

An important step in the fight against plastic waste in the sea: on March 27, 2019, the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union agreed to remove single-use plastic products from the market.
The following products are affected by the ban on EU territory from 2021:

Disposable plastic cutlery (forks, knives, spoons and chopsticks)
Disposable plastic plates
Plastic straws
Cotton swabs made of plastic
Balloons holding rods

Quote: Rapporteur Frédérique Ries (ALDE, BE): “This legislation will reduce the cost of environmental damage by EUR 22 billion. This is the estimated cost of plastic pollution in Europe by 2030. Europe now has a legal framework that is international in light of the global nature of plastic pollution
It is important to defend and promote the level. "

Background information

According to the European Commission, more than 80% of marine litter is plastic waste. The new regulations target all those single-use plastic products that are most commonly found on beaches and in Europe, as well as fishing gear that has been lost or left behind in the sea. These products make up the bulk of the problem. Together they account for 70% of all marine litter.
As the decomposition process for plastics is slow, the amount of this waste in the seas, oceans and beaches is growing steadily in the EU and around the world. Plastic residues are found in marine animals such as sea turtles, seals, whales and birds, but also in fish and shellfish, and thus enter the human food chain. Although plastics are practical,
versatile, useful and economically valuable materials, but they have to be used, reused and recycled better. Carelessly throwing away plastic does not only mean a loss of material value, but also costs for cleaning up the environment and losses for tourism, fishing and shipping.

Do You Have Questions? Always happy at mail@thankies-eco.com

Best regards

Jörg Reiff and Michael Reiff

For everyone who loves Cologne and our earth. Nothing changes if nothing changes!

We are committed to amazing, eco-friendly products for a better lifestyle.

Our products

Our products are carefully selected. The birch wood used by thankies eco ensures stylish, yet functional cutlery. Whether you are having a barbecue with family and friends outdoors, holding an office party or planning daily use in your office or snack bar, our biodegradable and compostable wooden cutlery is the perfect tool for your needs. Since the birch is hardwood, the edges are even smoother than other disposable wooden cutlery available on the market, making them absolutely safe for children. No toxins, no chemicals, only high-quality disposable cutlery ... made from natural and renewable raw materials.

Our customers

Our customers are our daily drive. We are happy to completely satisfy our diverse customers. From street food events, catering to restaurants and take away ... From sporting events to children's birthdays to your own office for lunch ... The list of places where our biodegradable and compostable tableware can be used is almost limitless. Wherever a fully functional, yet environmentally friendly disposable cutlery is needed, you can use the thankies eco cutlery.