Today, Startup Dunia featured a neat new ecofriendly social enterprise – BK Environmental Innovations. Based in Hyderabad, they have created “bakeys,” which is edible cutlery. In addition to producing a good that is environmentally friendly (they claim the spoon can degrade in a day, if you don’t choose to eat it), the company also has a policy to hire underprivileged individuals, with women making up 70% of their staff. For aesthetic appeal, they add pulp from different vegetables to create an array of colors:
I can’t vouch for the taste, but it sounds like a great idea. It would work well especially for big events, where plastic utensils are consumed in bulk and thrown away after a brief use. If any TC-I readers want to try these out and report back, I’d love to hear how the utensils hold up after actually being used.
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