Sinless Buying provide compostable dinnerware manufactured from Bagasse - the fibrous pulp left over after processing sugar cane. The environmental and social benefits of this approach are:
The Moscardino spork designed by Giulio Iacchetti and Matteo Ragni and made from Mater-Bi™ can be composted at end of life “achieving 90 percent degradation in about 50 days under normal aerobic composting conditions” (Treehugger.com, 2005).
People often use plastic plates and cutlery for pack lunches and picnics, which are then discarded into rubbish bins and ultimately into landfill sites. Plastic is an extremely durable material and as such is not really suitable for items which are often destined to be thrown away after one use. The Moscardino Spork and Compostable dinnerware have selected appropriate materials which suit the products limited lifespan.
(image top left) Disposable dinnerware
(image bottom left) Moscardino spork
For further information on the Moscardino spork visit: http://www.treehugger.com/files/2005/07/moscardino_spor_1.php
For further information on the disposable, biodegradable dinnerware visit: http://www.sinlessbuying.com