Bakey’s Edible Cutlery Could Reduce Plastic Waste – The Green Optimistic

Posted on March 31, 2016 by DrRossH in General

New type of edible cutlery can put an end to careless disposal of plastic spoons and chop sticks. Plastic pollution is an enormous problem, which continues

via Bakey’s Edible Cutlery Could Reduce Plastic Waste – The Green Optimistic.

Bakey’s cutlery is made of different types of flour that are mixed with water and then baked into the shape of a spoon (to start with). The makers use sorghum flour, which needs 60 times less water than rice flour. This means that not only water is saved, but also it can potentially create a new farming niche, stimulating farmers to move away from the dominating rice and turn to alternatives like millets.

Because it is made out of completely natural materials, with no extra coatings, or additives, it is perfectly safe to be eaten once the meal is over. Of course, this is not extremely necessary, as if you throw it away, insects, dogs and birds can eat it too. And if they do not want it, then it will decompose in less than a week. The shelf-life of the cutlery is 18 months.

Maybe this could take off.