LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The rise of fast food, fast casual restaurants, and takeout services is leading to an increase in disposable utensils, including forks, spoons, knives, and chopsticks; according to Infiniti Research, the global foodservice disposables market will grow at a rate of more than 6% until 2021. As many of these disposables are made of plastic and other non-biodegradable materials, the impact that the growth of this market will have on the environment may be very damaging. To combat this, companies are coming up with innovative and environmentally-friendly ways to maintain a steady supply of foodservice disposables to restaurants and customers while simultaneously reducing the harm done to the planet.
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Bakeys, an India-based company run by Narayana Peesapaty, has come up with a unique solution to the waste caused by foodservice disposables: utensils that you can eat. Bakeys currently offers spoons, sporks, and chopsticks that are made from a combination of millet, rice, and wheat flours, and come in variations of plain, sweet, and savoury. The utensils won’t dissolve in liquids, even hot ones like soup, and can be eaten after use or thrown away, in which case they will decompose naturally and safely in just a few days. They are also vegan-friendly and have a shelf life of up to three years.
India disposes of roughly 120 billion pieces of plastic cutlery every year and is the world’s biggest user of foodservice disposables. Bakeys offers a realistic and affordable alternative that can radically improve environmental conditions in India and, as awareness grows, worldwide. Widespread use of edible cutlery will reduce the use of plastics, UV-cured inks, Styrofoam, and other non-biodegradable materials commonly used in foodservice disposables, especially as it becomes adopted by fast food chains and food vendors.
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Unique challenges and unique food- and consumer-related concerns faced by different industries and regions make market intelligence a necessity. Vendors need to be aware of specific environmental trends, health hazards, and food and beverage regulations globally in order to determine where their products will be most successful.
Infiniti Research can help you to identify target consumer groups, regions, and industries for your food and foodservice products, and can assist you in building strategies and initiatives that will best lead your business towards success. Their latest food and beverage research project helped a leading fast food chain monitor and understand social media conversations around its brand in order to better understand its brand reputation and potential market threats, including environmental sustainability.
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