Edible spoons might help solve the plastic pollution problem

The earth is covered in plastic trash. So much so that by 2050, there will be more plastic in the sea than fish– a staggering amount, considering that most of the earth is covered in ocean (that’s a lot of fish).

However, one Indian startup aims to help stem the tide.

Bakeys was established in 2010 in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India as an alternative to disposable plastic/wood cutlery and bamboo chopsticks.

The vegan spoons are made from rice, wheat and sorghum. Sorghum was chosen as a primary ingredient for its tough quality (it doesn’t go soggy in liquids, so it is suitable for drinking soups and scooping up gravy) and requires less effort and resources for cultivation.

The spoons come in plain, sweet, and savoury flavours. According to the company, here are no preservatives, colours, or fat added. The sweet-flavoured spoons have a bit of sugar added to them, and the savoury ones have rock salt, black pepper, Cumin seed and Ajwain added for extra taste.

Although the initial goal on Kickstarter was $20,000, the company has since then amassed several times the amount- $278,874- in support.

Eco- friendly cutlery you can eat? Genius!

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