Frustrated by the sight of mountains of plastic in India’s landfills, Narayan Peesapaty, the founder and managing director of Bakeys Food, has come up with a novel solution to this increasingly ubiquitous problem in the form of edible cutlery. Since its founding in 2010, Hyderabad-based Bakeys Food has produced more than 1.5 million edible spoons, in three varieties—plain, sweet, and spicy, to match your food, although the company’s website notes that custom flavors can be made with additional ingredients, such as onion, tomato, garlic, or ginger.
“[An unflavored spoon] tastes like a cracker, a dry cracker because we don’t put any fat in it. It can complement any food. The taste of the food gets into the spoon,” says Peesapaty, whose background is in agricultural and groundwater research. (The Guardian)