Which is why there are a few companies consciously trying to make a difference by providing alternatives to plastic. A few months back, we had told you about the innovative development of edible cutlery. Now, following suit is Earthware.
They don’t have edible cutlery, but it’s South India’s first and only manufacturing unit of products made from plant fibre. Earthware makes eco-friendly food containers, plates, bowls etc. that are not only 100% biodegradable but also healthy to eat out of.
A bagasse product
Products made from fibre like sugar cane, wheat, bamboo, cellulose etc. are known as bagasse products. They are a result of natural plant fibre and compostable. The containers made of bagasse are water-resistant, shatterproof, microwave-safe and decomposes on their own within 90 days, which makes them a perfect alternative to plastic.
Have they been around for a while?
“We’ve been around for a long time and then suddenly the demand has doubled,” says Samanvi Bhograj, founder of Bengaluru-based Earthware. Samanvi recalls the start point for Earthware, saying, “We weren’t looking at it as a business: it was more of a social responsibility thing for us. The business has emerged now,” she told Indiahikes.
If you don’t care about the environment, think of yourself
Plastic is toxic! It is full of harmful by-products and chemicals that are released during its breakdown process. Biodegradable products, however, are completely safe and free of toxins which end up harming us over the course of time.