Somehow, I’ve ended up with a whole drawer of plastic cutlery. I’m not sure how, they’ve just accumulated over the years. What a waste of plastic!
Fortunately for the environment, I’m not the only one who feels that way. Bakey’s, a company in India, is mass-producing edible, biodegradable spoons. In a country that reportedly discards 120 billion pieces of plastic cutlery every year, this could be a real breakthrough.
From their website —
“Our cutlery is made of flours of jowar (sorghum) blended with rice and wheat. They contain NO chemicals/preservatives/fat/plasticizes, emulsifiers, artificial colour or milk products. In fact they contain nothing that is not a plant product (except salt, which we add for taste). It is 100% natural, biodegradable/ vegetarian and Vegan. They can also be made gluten free and with many other grains that are easily available in other countries. None of them will need preservatives or emulsifiers or fat at all. They are simply baked in high temperatures.”
Not only that, these spoons come in plain, sweet and savory flavors. They can stand up to hot and cold beverages, and best of all, no more worries about plastic leaching into your food!
Today it’s spoons. In the future, the company hopes to introduce forks, soup spoons, dessert spoons and chopsticks.
If this sounds like a good idea, these spoons can be ordered from the company’s website (http://www.bakeys.com/ ). And there is a way to become a distributor or a retailer.
It’s going to be interesting to see how far this product goes.
The photo came from their website.