Edible Plates & Bowls
About us: Wisefood is one of the leading suppliers of edible and sustainable disposable tableware, straws and cutlery. The company has been awarded numerous prizes such as"Germany Land of Ideas" or one of the most relevant food prizes, the EIT Food Award(funded by the EU). We have also been featured on Galileo, Die Höhle der Lö wen and ARD Mittagsmagazin with our products and have supplied over 5000 supermarkets and replaced more than 100 million plastic products since our founding in 2017. We look forward to receiving your order! Our customers include well-known hotels of the ACCOR Hotels Group, ALDI, selected EDEKA and REWE markets and wholesalers such as Selgros, Transgourmet and ChefsCulinar.
Every hour, approximately 320,000 disposable cups are thrown away. Of these cups, 140,000 alone are coffee-to-go cups. These numbers provided the impetus for the single-use plastic ban, which goes into effect July 3, 2021. Items such as straws, coffee-to-go cups and tableware will disappear from supermarket and drugstore shelves in the future. Cafés and bakeries will also no longer be allowed to offer coffee-to-go in traditional plastic cups from that date. This law affects plastic items for which more sustainable alternatives are already available at affordable prices.
What's behind the products?
Wisefood is a company that specializes in the production of edible tableware. Plates and bowls are made of 100% wheat bran and are biodegradable. These can be consumed after use or effortlessly composted. After 30 days, the items are completely decomposed. The products are made from sustainable raw materials. Approximately 10,000 plates or bowls can be made from one ton of wheat bran. These are made in the EU under the highest production standards. You can buy them in diameters of 20 cm and 40 cm in the online shop.
How should you store these items?
Make sure that the dishes are stored in a dry place away from light. Store the dishes in a place where the products are protected from moisture and strong humidity and avoid strong exposure to light. Temperatures should not exceed 25 °C. You can use the products for weeks after opening them once. The products also have a shelf life of 36 months.
The products meet the highest product quality and food safety according to the BRC standard. To this end, products, processes and employees are subjected to regular hygiene checks in order to guarantee this standard. This certification enables a strong basis of trust for customers, but also with regard to trading partners.
tableware made from wheat bran are in no way inferior to their competitors. They prove to be extremely strong and durable and can be used for any form of food. Do you need the tableware for private purposes to serve cold or hot food? Do you work in the catering or hotel industry and have to serve a wide variety of food? The edible tableware made of 100% wheat bran will be a good companion for you.
Why dishes from wheat bran?
Since the announcement of the EU ban on single-use plastic, some manufacturers have focused on more sustainable alternatives. Long transport routes and different packaging often have a negative impact on the ecological balance. This is not the case with edible tableware. The eco-friendly aspect is an essential component in every part of the manufacturing process. This includes responsible sourcing of renewable raw materials, an ecological manufacturing process as well as environmentally friendly packaging.
Wheat bran is a by-product of the wheat milling process. This by-product has long been valued in food products for its digestive properties. But it is precisely for the production of ready-to-eat dishes that this product is enjoying increasing popularity. Only a small amount of water is required and ecological tableware can be formed under high pressure and temperature. Moreover, the products are not enriched with any other additives. The energy and water consumption needed to produce the tableware is kept within limits.
What are the advantages of consumable-only tableware over conventional materials? The advantage over disposable plastic items is obvious. The danger in the world's oceans for the marine life living there is significantly reduced. Maybe you're thinking now that there are also reusable tableware utensils that could just as easily be used here? Many items that can be reused have the disadvantage of having to be transported home after use. In fact, when you reach for utensils that can be reused, they are often very heavy. If you are on the road, they often have to be wrapped in bags because dirt has accumulated. In addition, heavy dishes made of glass and porcelain increase fuel consumption considerably. Additional energy and increased water consumption are caused by rinsing or the dishwasher.
Finally, by using biodegradable tableware, you are actively helping to significantly reduce waste. Whether you need dishes for your next barbecue, want to bring them to friends' houses, or want to use them professionally in the hotel or restaurant industry, these products will serve you well. For example, think of how much crockery is used in the catering industry and how much work this can save you? Not to mention the enormous amount of water and energy consumed by reusable items.
Edible tableware - an environmentally friendly alternative?
According to EU law, all disposable plastic items such as balloon holders, coffee-to-go cups, tableware or cotton swabs will disappear from supermarkets, drugstores and restaurants from 3 July 2021.
The background to this law is the increasing pollution of tourist beaches, the littering of oceans and parks. Every year, 8 million tons of plastic end up in the ocean. Much of this plastic waste consists of single-use plastics such as tableware, discarded cups and straws. These products become a hazard in the world's oceans to the marine animals and seabirds that live there. These animals get caught in fishing nets or mistake the floating plastic for food. As a result, they suffocate on the plastic pieces and starve to death on a full stomach. Often the plastic pieces also block the digestive system. Plastic floating around in the world's oceans decomposes very slowly into smaller and smaller pieces. Thus, these materials also contribute to the microplastic problem. We are also confronted with these problems in parks or on streets. Decomposed plastics end up in the fields and are ingested by fish. In the course of the food chain, this ends up on our plates again through our food. The health effects of this plastic problem have not yet been adequately researched.
However, this law will not prevent the increasing waste pollution. Instead of relying on disposable plastic items, disposable cardboard or wooden items will eventually be preferred. Oceans, tourist beaches and parks will not be spared from the increasing littering as this problem will only be shifted provided that disposable items made of other materials are also available in the market.
Tableware utensils that can be consumed after use have addressed this problem. Not only do these minimize the production of plastic materials and waste, but these also have a positive impact on the energy and water consumption associated with cleaning reusable utensils. Even if you don't want to consume them, you can easily dispose of them. The dishes are fully compostable and biodegradable.
Do you also need consumable cups or straws? In the online shop you can also get the Super Straw, which is available in a wide range of colours and designs and is made from cereals and apple fibre in the EU.