Wheat-Based Biodegradable Cutlery

Not too long ago we posted a Q&A; about eco-friendly disposable cutlery. There seem to be a few companies out there that offer alternatives to plastic and today we have one more to add to the list. Earthware Biodegradables is a company started by Jerome Rubin who wanted to find a solution to our "throw away" society. Their debut included non-GMO wheat-based cutlery that breaks down completely in 3-6 weeks and one thing we love is that it's safe for people who have gluten allergies. In addition, it has a shelf life of five years, is heat-resistant and dishwasher safe. Since this cutlery is reusable, it seems to us it will be around for awhile, but like the others, when it does wear out you can toss it in the compost pile. At the moment, Earthware Biodegradables also sells corn-based cutlery and in the next few months they plan to add more biodegradable, compostable, and recyclable products for the home and professional food service industry. Thanks for the tip, Dawn W.! ::Earthware Biodegradables

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