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Edible Tableware – A New Standard of Eco-Friendly

When it comes to the invention of eco-friendly products there are no shortage of businesses getting on board with their weird and wonderful ideas, generally providing more effective, energy efficient or biodegradable replacements for common use products, then there is Loliware, a company that has decided to start making the product edible as well as biodegradable. You can’t fault to logic, no matter how strange, because it certainly is an environmentally friendly solution and we’re lead to believe a delicious one too.

This isn’t the first time that edible packaging has been considered, a few years ago an Australian company tried it out using a corn starch based bioplastic, colouring it with plant dyes, the problem in this particular case was that the flavour was rather poor, being compared to by most who tried it with the taste of stale bread.

The general idea is that these edible glasses provide you with an interesting addition to parties and other such events, maybe even picnics. Traditionally you might end a party by having a pile of dirty dishes to clean up, or a bin full of paper or plastic cups, that’s not the case with these glasses, because your guests can just eat them when they finish with them. The general idea is that these offer a fantastic, easy to work with solution for parties, picnics, events and just about any occasion when you might have otherwise used plastic cups that would have been thrown away afterwards.

These are manufactured using agar, which is a seaweed based gel, and the cup itself is flavoured, with the current available flavour being pink grapefruit and yuzu, it is apparently an attractive and delicious product selection, with very few issues. However, one concern is the cost; they are already available go sale but at $11.95 (£7) for a pack of four. As this is considerably more than the cost of typical plastic cups and tableware there are concerns as to whether customers can be encouraged to pay the extra for something biodegradable and edible. In order to resolve this the company are currently aiming to raise money for larger scale production across the US, which will help to reduce the cost of the products, however as of yet these are not available outside of the US.

For now the flavours are offered on a seasonal basis, though the company does offer bespoke flavours and designs to ensure that customers, particularly those buying in bulk, have a suitable solution to their needs, regardless of what those particular needs might be. These offer a suitable solution for a vast variety of potential customers, particularly when you take into account that the products are vegan friendly and gluten free, though the formal certifications are not yet available the company has assured customers that the products meet the requirements.

Of course, if you don’t want to eat the glass that doesn’t matter, because it is completely biodegradable anyway. You can throw it in the compost, throw it in the grass, disintegrate it, eat it – how you dispose of the glass is really up to you, because it’s safe and eco-friendly regardless of the methods you use. 


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Edible Tableware – A New Standard of Eco-Friendly

When it comes to the invention of eco-friendly products there are no shortage of businesses getting on board with their weird and wonderful ideas, generally providing more effective, energy efficient or biodegradable replacements for common use products, then there is Loliware, a company that has decided to start making the product edible as well as biodegradable. You can’t fault to logic, no matter how strange, because it certainly is an environmentally friendly solution and we’re lead to believe a delicious one too.

This isn’t the first time that edible packaging has been considered, a few years ago an Australian company tried it out using a corn starch based bioplastic, colouring it with plant dyes, the problem in this particular case was that the flavour was rather poor, being compared to by most who tried it with the taste of stale bread.

The general idea is that these edible glasses provide you with an interesting addition to parties and other such events, maybe even picnics. Traditionally you might end a party by having a pile of dirty dishes to clean up, or a bin full of paper or plastic cups, that’s not the case with these glasses, because your guests can just eat them when they finish with them. The general idea is that these offer a fantastic, easy to work with solution for parties, picnics, events and just about any occasion when you might have otherwise used plastic cups that would have been thrown away afterwards.

These are manufactured using agar, which is a seaweed based gel, and the cup itself is flavoured, with the current available flavour being pink grapefruit and yuzu, it is apparently an attractive and delicious product selection, with very few issues. However, one concern is the cost; they are already available go sale but at $11.95 (£7) for a pack of four. As this is considerably more than the cost of typical plastic cups and tableware there are concerns as to whether customers can be encouraged to pay the extra for something biodegradable and edible. In order to resolve this the company are currently aiming to raise money for larger scale production across the US, which will help to reduce the cost of the products, however as of yet these are not available outside of the US.

For now the flavours are offered on a seasonal basis, though the company does offer bespoke flavours and designs to ensure that customers, particularly those buying in bulk, have a suitable solution to their needs, regardless of what those particular needs might be. These offer a suitable solution for a vast variety of potential customers, particularly when you take into account that the products are vegan friendly and gluten free, though the formal certifications are not yet available the company has assured customers that the products meet the requirements.

Of course, if you don’t want to eat the glass that doesn’t matter, because it is completely biodegradable anyway. You can throw it in the compost, throw it in the grass, disintegrate it, eat it – how you dispose of the glass is really up to you, because it’s safe and eco-friendly regardless of the methods you use. 


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