Dumpster diving serendipity.
Zero waste travel success!! We packed two cutlery sets for our trip that were used for camping, picnics, breakfast in hotels, etc. Surprisingly, we never found a need for them at restaurants or for take away food but they were extremely handy for making sandwiches on the road or in hotel rooms.
On one particular day, we picked up rubbish and put it in a nearby dumpster. In the dumpster was a set of brand new, perfectly clean stainless steel plates sitting at the top. Just in time for our camping trip around Uluru. It was meant to be.