Waddington North America has been awarded a new patent for Cutlerease, a dispenser that offers customers one disposable utensil at a time, now available to lease or buy. Customers simply withdraw the utensil from the dispenser by pulling on the handle of the spoon, fork or knife. After the utensil is removed, another pops out, ready for the next guest. The new patent covers the Cutlerease refill system that maximizes efficiency and hygiene in loading replacement utensils. It features refill packs that make restocking easy and do not require employees to touch the actual cutlery. The dispenser also works with compostable cutlery from Eco-Products.