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Edible Spoons Made in India

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Plastic cutlery is a major contributor to the growing plastic waste crisis. An estimated 40 billion plastic utensils are used and thrown away each year in the United States alone. But, Narayana Peesapaty the founder and directing manager of Bakey's, an Indian cutlery company, has a possible solution—spoons and forks you can eat.

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They make three types of spoons: sweet, savoury and plain. Their spoons also come in a variety of flavours like black pepper, sugar, ginger-cinnamon, ginger-garlic, celery, mint-ginger and carrot beetroot. The spoons are durable in either hot or cold water and do not dissolve, crack or fall apart. However, some environmentalists still think that this is not enough. Replacing single-use plastic with another single-use product isn't going to solve the problem because — while better than plastic — edible options also use up a lot of resources and energy.
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What do you think of this innovation? Is it good or should we stick to reusable materials?
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Awesome news! Now let's ban the plastic one!
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love this idea, do they make edible plates too I hate doing dishes
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In México there are tortillas. They are ancient edible spoons. Besides , they are delicious.
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Love this idea and that way of thinking.....individual efforts lead to big results.
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Brilliant idea. Can anyone tell me if the spoon is packed in paper or plastic?
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Yes and so brilliant but sorry, this is not a new idea !! edible spoons and cutlery and sometimes plates have been around since year dot or lets just say for some of you out there since 2006. So, 13 years and still going strong,......but if the spoons etc comes from a plant or a tree then not much difference to plastic really, kill the tree to make a spoon a paper bag, etc it just goes on and on. If it does save anything then........keep going but is India the best country to check this out on given they and yes many other countries as well are quite high on the polluters list.
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Love this! Stop the plastics! We aim to spread all kinds of positive, progressive ideas and initiatives like this! Give us a LIKE if you'd like to see similar stories!
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These look great. Couple of questions please Do they have a use by/eat by date, what‘s the packaging they come in made from and are they a available in the U.K.? Thanks.
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Fantastic! Different flavours are such a nice touch also. I hope these replace single-use plastic cutlery worldwide.
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Brilliant but sorry !! for this, we again need to destroy thousands of trees in coming years.
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