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Why Going Eco-Friendly Cutlery?
Americans throw away billions of utensils every year; many of them end up affecting the environment in harmful ways. The embryonic ‘alternatives to plastic cutlery’ movement is beginning to promote solutions… including biodegradable alternatives such as bamboo, consumable cutlery such as edible spoons, bring your own (BYO) behavior, and upon request only.
Upon request only is already legislated into law in California with 2021’s Assembly Bill 1276 now signed into state law prohibiting food facilities and third-party food delivery platforms from providing specific single-use food ware accessories and condiments unless specifically requested by the customer.
How Edibles By Jack Helps the Environment?
Edibles by Jack are yet another exciting plastic substitute that is growing in popularity and utilization. Not only do our products directly help reduce plastic usage, edible spoons offer an option to have a complementary taste offering to augment the food options being served. Edible spoons are an alternative innovation towards sustainability.
As managers or owners of restaurants and food outlets begin to explore how to not contribute to plastic waste, a movement towards considering the use of edible utensils when providing food to their consumers helps the environment and the planet.
To the extent possible, the restaurant industry can look to move away from using plastic utensils when giving food to customers because plastics are non-biodegradable, which means plastics badly affect the environment. In the unlikely event that an Edibles by Jack spoon is not ultimately eaten, then after pouring water on them, they will degrade within three days.
By comparison, plastics are typically made up of polystyrene and polypropylene, which takes more than 400 years to perish. Moreover, the production of 1 pound of plastic flatware requires 78 liters of water, releasing 2.5 pounds of carbon dioxide. By comparison the manufacturing of edible utensils uses ingredients like sorghum, rice, and wheat. Just 4.35 liters of water are required for 1 pound of sorghum production. It also releases just 0.19 pounds of carbon dioxide.
How Does Edibles By Jack Support Caterers?
With a growing concern for the environment in my mind, edible spoons are the ultimate in convenience for caterers, chefs, and waiters, eliminating the need to inventory spoons, collect them at the end of an event, and wash them before being used again. This is a win-win situation!
That’s why more hotels and restaurateurs are welcoming savory edible spoons as they complement their diners with original, natural ingredients.