Tableware from Wheat Bran

Last Updated August 10, 2017
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Wheat bran tableware
Wheat bran tableware (Photo by BIOTREM)

You can find disposable plates made from palm leaf, bamboo, banana leaf, sugar cane and “corn plastic,” but some of these products are only compostable in commercial facilities. Biotrem tableware, made from 100 percent, certified organic, GMO-free wheat bran, is fully biodegradable within 30 days even in a backyard composter. Made in Poland, the tableware goes through a production process that does not require significant amounts of water, mineral resources or chemical compounds, says Roberto Cavallini of VERI Foods in Coconut Grove.

“One of the major problems of the world is to find alternatives to products produced from plastic, in particular for the packaging industry," he says. "From one ton of pure, edible wheat bran we can produce up to 10,000 units of plates, bowls or trays. Our intent is to achieve a positive lasting impact for our marvelous planet, its great people and future generations.” Now available in Europe, Verifood is working on bringing Biotrem to consumers here.

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