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A Study on Edible Cutlery: An Alternative for Conventional Ones

ATITHYA: A Journal of Hospitality

Volume 4 Issue 1

Published: 2018
Author(s) Name: Hemraj Narhar Patil, Preeti Sinhal | Author(s) Affiliation: Research Scholar, Rashtrasant Tukdoji Maharaj Nagpur University, Maharashtra, India.
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Abstract

Plastic cutlery is a convenient choice, disastrous to the environment as well harmful to health. Being a petroleum by-product, the presence of toxins and carcinogens that can be easily absorbed into human body. Disposal of plastic cutlery has become hazardous for environment as toxins and carcinogens can leech into food through the natural ecosystem as plastics are occupying a lot of space and clog the landfills annually. The recent ban on plastics and due to the threat to environment seeded the idea of biodegradable cutlery. Although India has seen only one major entrepreneur of edible cutlery but with time and demand many other suppliers will emerge. This study enable us to realize that consumers are well aware of the ill effects of the use plastic disposable cutlery. They prefer to use the conventional stainless steel cutlery as compared to the other varieties available. They would also like to see the increase in the supply of edible cutlery as their prices are currently high and availability is limited.

Keywords: Cutlery, Edible Cutlery, Disposable

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