India is a massive country with millions of people and difficulties with waste management. Part of this issue stems from the fact that India is one of the world’s largest consumers of plastic spoons, forks, and knives — the type of plastic trash that gets thrown out after one use and never degrades. In other words, the worst type. Then, one Indian couple had an idea: What if you could use a spoon to eat your food, and then eat your spoon after you’re finished? They created a recipe for a fully edible spoon that is seasoned with cumin and molded from a mixture of millet and rice, a perfect crunchy snack for those who are finished eating their food. What’s more: If you choose not to eat it, it decomposes in about a week. See how they did it — and what this could mean for India and the world — below.
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