JAN 31, 2018 09:40 AM PST

Still hungry? Eat your plate when you're done using it


It takes hundreds of years of sitting in a landfill emitting methane into the atmosphere for your plastic plate to decompose. Even your paper plate takes a solid six months. What if we could cut that decomposition process down to a fraction of the time? Biotrem is a company that produces wheat-bran tableware that biodegrades in as little as 30 days. Here's what they have to say about their product:

"Biotrem's disposable products, made from wheat bran, are an excellent alternative to any disposable tableware, i.e. made from paper or plastic, which production and utilization are burdensome to the environment. Our production process does not require significant amounts of water, or mineral resources, or chemical compounds. From 1 ton of pure, edible wheat bran we can produce up to 10,000 units of plates or bowls. What's more important, our products are fully biodegradable - through composting - in just 30 days!"

And just because they're easily biodegradable doesn't mean they aren't durable; they can be microwaved and even put in the oven. And the best part is that when you're done eating and still not quite full, you can chow down on your plate! Want to learn how this awesome product is made? Watch the video!
About the Author
  • Kathryn is a curious world-traveller interested in the intersection between nature, culture, history, and people. She has worked for environmental education non-profits and is a Spanish/English interpreter.
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