Edible cutlery

Indian company Bakeys will be the first to market edible cutlery in the world, which has great potential to reduce plastic waste. Chinese spoons, forks and chopsticks are made from rice, wheat and sorghum flour.

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Even if you don’t eat them, the cutlery is biodegradable, it will disappear in 3 to 5 days.

If you don’t see the use, think about 40 billion plastic cutlery is used each year in the United States alone, imagine all over the world. The idea is to eliminate as much plastic as possible in this type of industry.

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The dough is a mixture of rice, wheat and sorghum flour. It is made without preservatives, saturated fat or dairy products. Sorghum crops need much less water for their production.

Its expiration date is three years under the right conditions.

You like the idea, here we show you how to make your own edible spoons.

Edible cutlery It is able to withstand up to 20 minutes submerged in liquid.

The company tells us that the manufacturing process is very efficient, since it can make 100 edible scoops of sorghum with the same energy it takes to make a single plastic utensil.

The CEO of the company is Narayana Peesapaty, a researcher at the International Crop Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics.

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They currently sell 1.5 million spoons a year in India, but the interest of foreign countries has increased and they could not serve them. They were therefore financed by a campaign in kickstarter, achieving resounding success with 9,293 sponsors.