Sunday, 2 December 2007


A British company has come up with an ingenious method of turning potatoes into plastic. Vegware uses the technology to create disposable items such as cutlery and tableware.

It’s cheap too - a mixed bag of 10 knives, forks and spoons is only £2.97. For mass caterers, a bag of 1,000 knives costs £29.90 +VAT and shipping.

The cutlery gets its strength from potato or corn starch and its actually stronger than standard plastic cutlery. Being made from vegetable matter, the products are totally biodegradable, so they are dramatically better for the environment than plastics made from oil.

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