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Edible cutlery in India

Edible cutlery in India

In order to combat the harmful effects of plastic and also save the environment, Narayana Peesapati came up with a new kind of cutlery. It is the edible cutlery which is becoming very popular nowadays.

The 48 year old is the founder and Managing Director of Bakey’s Food Private Limited. He says that he always felt guilty when he travelled to many places and saw plastic cutlery which caused a lot of plastic waste. He wanted an alternative.

Narayana has been developing it since 2010. Now, Bakey’s manufactures edible cutlery. This includes various spoons in different shapes. They even make chopsticks!

Their edible cutlery is made from a mix of jowar (sorghum), rice and wheat flour. The advantage of these spoons and chopsticks is that they do not get soggy when placed in water and food. It takes 10-15 minutes for the cutlery to get soft. Once they get soft, they can be easily eaten at the end of the meal. If the cutlery is discarded without eating them, they get decomposed after five to six days.

Narayana got this idea when he was on a flight from Ahmedabad to Hyderabad. He saw a fellow passenger eating dessert using a piece of Gujarati khakra. Now his idea has become quite successful.

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