Michoacán-based Biofase has come up with biodegradable cutlery and straws that are made from avocado seeds. The reason that this is so significant is that avocado seeds typically equate to huge industrial waste. In the past, using food stock to create biodegradable products has been frowned upon. But with discarded avocado seeds, essentially a waste product, it’s a win-win for sustainability.
Not only that, but the large masses of spent avocado seeds means that the producing the biodegradable cutlery and straws can be competitively priced to sell. What is especially interesting about all of this is that the process was not discovered by a large company with limitless resources. Instead it was researched and brought to market by a chemical engineering student by the name of Scott Mungía.