A plastic that uses 90% less carbon to make and is 100% compostable. Photo: Vegware.
The new cutlery is still certified compostable, suitable for food waste recycling.
Joe Frankel, MD and founder of Vegware, said: “I saw wastage from one of our manufacturing processes, and wondered how we could use that material to create something useful. After two years of development, we now have fantastic new cutlery which looks great, and is sturdy and strong.
The new cutlery is high heat resistant, withstanding temperatures of up to 85°C. Like all Vegware, the new RCPLA cutlery is certified compostable, so it can simply go in the food waste bin under use. Vegware’s non-profit initiative The Food Waste Network is a free service matchmaking any UK business with local food waste collections and promoting zero waste.
What is RCPLA?
• PLA (polylactic acid) = clear cornstarch bioplastic. Used for cold cups, windows and hot cup linings
• CPLA (crystallised polylactic acid) = opaque crystallised PLA, strengthened for hot use. Used for hot cup and coup container lids
• RCPLA (recycled crystallised polylactic acid) = recycled CPLA. Used to make Vegware’s new cutlery
By Lucy Purdy: email@example.com