It’s a sad fact that the United States single-handedly wastes up to 40% of its food production, coming out to 20 pounds of food per person per month. This includes the plastics utensils, plates, and other packaging used to either eat or transport the food that’s eventually thrown out.
When it came to plastic utensils, inventor Anatoliy Omelchenko thought there had to be a way to solve the issue. As a result, he invented the Edible Spoon Maker. The device is essentially a waffle maker with molds of small spoons within.
Before a meal, users can pour any type of dough into the device and wait three minutes, after which time four spoons are baked and ready to be eaten with and then after, eaten! That definitely makes for an interesting addition to any meal. Backers can spoon up the device for $40; it’s expected to ship in August 2016. Omelchenko is looking for $55,000 by May 8th, 2016.
The Edible Spoon Maker is a fun idea for those looking to be a little more eco-friendly, with a similar ethos to that of the Prepd Box in valuing food and how it’s transported a little more highly. Positive steps towards this sort of ecologically positive mind frame happen slowly, and the Edible Spoon Maker is one of them. Plus, it should be a hit with the little ones.