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"Edible spoons promise to be tasty while saving the planet"

Post by Kivia » Mon Mar 28, 2016 8:44 am

Tired of seeing mountains of plastic cutlery polluting India's landfills, Narayana Peesapaty had an idea: What if you could eat your disposable spoon rather than toss it?

Peesapaty, a researcher and agriculture consultant from Hyderabad, India, developed an edible spoon made of millet, rice and wheat flours, in 2010. Now, after selling 1.5 million spoons for his company Bakeys, he wants to reach even more eaters. Peesapaty knows that means he has to cut the cost of his products to compete with cheaper plastic counterparts.
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I feel like this is a fantastic step at curbing the use of plastic cutlery. I don't know about you guys, but I'm tired of seeing wildlife choking on plastic and getting tied up in it. Plus, it's a spoon you can eat!

So what do you guys think? Would you consider using them? Have you heard of any other types of inventions similar to this?

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Post by Kamaal » Mon Mar 28, 2016 9:39 am

This is just brilliant, but the thing that bugs me is the product's price. It's quite expensive for those people. They don't get payed the same as people in America or other counties do, so I believe that their price should be reduced in order for them to be able to buy them with greater ease. After all why would people who have metallic spoons buy edible ones? It's a good idea, but it still needs work in my opinion.
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Post by twinlinskis » Mon Mar 28, 2016 1:28 pm

i saw the video for this last night when i should have been sleeping! it's such a good idea, and i would definitely invest in these spoons since they have a pretty long shelf life and if i somehow leave it behind, i won't have to worry about any negative effects since it's biodegradable! i'll likely be donating to their kickstarter so i can get my hands on a few of them.
Kamaal wrote:This is just brilliant, but the thing that bugs me is the product's price. It's quite expensive for those people. They don't get payed the same as people in America or other counties do, so I believe that their price should be reduced in order for them to be able to buy them with greater ease. After all why would people who have metallic spoons buy edible ones? It's a good idea, but it still needs work in my opinion.

??? it's actually supposed to be near/at the price of plastic cutlery, which is what Peesapaty is aiming to do with Bakeys. when it launches, it's estimated to be a bit more expensive than plastic, but with mass production and so many people already interested in the product, it will likely lower and be less expensive and therefore very affordable!
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Post by Koa » Mon Mar 28, 2016 4:57 pm

Sign me up for the sugar spoon, please!
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Post by Kivia » Tue Mar 29, 2016 9:14 am

As twinlinskis pointed out, they are hoping to reduce the cost to make it more affordable. If the demand for these spoons builds up, then producing mass quantities should help reduce the cost of making them, and ultimately the price.
Koa wrote:Sign me up for the sugar spoon, please!
I'm just imagining those Lik-a-Stix that come with Fun Dip, haha.

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Post by Kamaal » Tue Mar 29, 2016 10:46 am

Kivia wrote:As twinlinskis pointed out, they are hoping to reduce the cost to make it more affordable. If the demand for these spoons builds up, then producing mass quantities should help reduce the cost of making them, and ultimately the price.
Koa wrote:Sign me up for the sugar spoon, please!
I'm just imagining those Lik-a-Stix that come with Fun Dip, haha.
That's true, the cost will be reduced either way at some point. So I believe that it'll be easier for people with less budget to buy them. I'd buy them to be honest, I'd like to try that out.
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Post by Swans Feathger » Fri Dec 09, 2016 1:12 pm

That is really cool! And only 10 dollars for 100 spoons! I could get 200 spoons!
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Post by Uzumaaki » Sat Dec 10, 2016 7:40 pm

my high school had something similar to this. the spoons weren't edible, but they were made out of corn starch (if i'm remembering correctly) and were completely biodegradable. it was pretty neat!
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Post by Writers Block » Sun Dec 11, 2016 7:40 am

I heard a little about this when it was first announced. Very cool and environmentally friendly idea. I hope it catches on and becomes more mainstream.
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