Edible cutlery, as one of a growing trend in the food industry, could introduce more sustainability in this area. This Indian company produces edible spoons and forks that tastes like crackers.
Narayana Peesapaty’s company Bakey’s produces edible cutlery he says tastes like crackers. ( Bakey’s) 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. His edible cutlery is made from millet, rice and wheat flours and was the first of its kind when it was developed in 2010. Today, Peesapaty is one of several players in the edible cutlery game, a burgeoning niche that’s created buzz among consumers but received lukewarm reception from environmentalists. Peesapaty said he was inspired to create the product while watching his country’s plastic problem mount and the use of plastic utensils become more routine. It’s estimated that India discards about 120 billion pieces of disposable plastic utensils each year. The company said it has expanded to smaller spoons for soups and desserts as well as small bowls and pots. (Bakey’s) He said he was also concerned about the health effects of plastic utensils, given that research had found that chemical components […]