Support Edible Utensils, Reduce Plastic

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Click the image above to go to the video on this new company’s page at Kickstarter, and then scroll down if you want to pre-order items to support the mission:

Eat your utensil and prevent waste at its source! 

Bakeys is launching the world’s first edible cutlery line made of three flours: rice, wheat, and sorghum. Help us change the way we eat and think about waste!

And we understand how important it is to be able to provide delicious cutlery that can be eaten by anyone. We are already fully vegan, preservative free, trans fat free, dairy free and operate on principals of fair trade. We have put a focus on bringing up the following certifications within the following year:

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Our mission is to start a cutlery revolution. Currently, about 40 BILLION plastic utensils are used just within the United States within a year. Worldwide, this becomes a figure at 16 times this magnitude. A majority of these utensils are only used once and then discarded.

Compostable utensils made of corn may seem like an answer to the problem. But it turns out, a good percentage of corn based biodegradable utensils are thrown into landfills anyway, where they will remain for a very long time without degradation. Because these utensils need high heat and very specific conditions to properly degrade, many times their benefits are negated.

Of course, one may ask, why do we not just replace all our utensils with reusable cutlery. Ask yourself, is this possible in today’s globalized world? Is it possible for the millions of fast food restaurants around the world to provide reusable cutlery for one of the many customers that come in for lunch?

Therefore, our goal is to provide a replacement for the current disposable utensils on the market. Our spoons are delicious, but if they are not consumed, they are able to degrade in any outside environment, as they do not have specific requirements for degradation. In a standard environment where the spoons are exposed to nature, they will degrade within 10 days or be eaten by other animals, similarly to a biscuit that may be thrown outdoors…

Read the whole story here.

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