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France Bans Plastic Forks And Plates


It seems like France has become the first country on Earth to place a ban on plastic cutlery, plates, and cups. A new law passed under the country’s Energy Transition for Green Growth Act outlawing the plastic eating utensils.

According to the Washington Post, the law aims to promote a “circular economy” of waste disposal, with the same law also banning the use of plastic bags in the country’s grocery stores in early July.

France’s president says that the ban is a part of a larger campaign to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and diversify the country’s energy model.

The law will go into effect in 2020, with the only exception being for disposable silverware that are biodegradable.


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Sweet n’ Spicy Edible Spoons Add a Kick to Boring Meals

Edible Spoon

We love us handy food inventions, particularly if they’re useful and delicious. Remember those edible candy cane spoons? That, Foodbeasts, is the sort of awesome stuff we’re talkin’ about. As our luck would have it, we recently came across an equally cool utensil of the tasty variety — Edible Spoon by Triangle Tree.

The handy spoon is “made entirely of corn and organic products,” so hey — it’s a pretty healthy addition to any sort of meal. And while the invention is undoubtedly cool, the best part is that it comes in a variety of flavors to compliment any sort of dish. Having something boring for dinner? Amp it up with the spicy-flavored spoon! Or maybe you’re yearning for a slight sugary kick to that cereal. The sweet version’s got you covered.

Edible Spoon

Edible Spoons don’t even have to be for traditional spoonage use, either. Who says you can’t munch on a bag full o’ edible utensils? Heck, if it’s tasty, we say go for it.

Plain, Spicy & Sweet Edible Spoons @ Triangle Tree

H/T Lost at E Minor + PicThx Triangle Tree


Hot Cocoa Just Got Better With These Edible Candy Cane Spoons

candy cane spoons

And a spoon made of sugar makes the sweet stuff go down

The sweet stuff go down

Sweet stuff go down…

This is what I’d be singing if I was using one of these Peppermint Candy Cane Spoons by Collections, Etc (purveyor of seasonal keepsakes/accessories like Snowman toilet seats and Santa pants tote bags). With thick, short handles and a bowl that looks a bit too shallow, they’re probably more equipped for stirring rather than scooping, but hey, they’re so festive! And minty! Which makes them, like, way yummier than your typical metal-flavored spoon.

Peppermint Candy Cane Spoons (Set of 6): Amazon


Itch’n Spoon: Because You’re Hungry AND Itchy

Well here’s a brilliant solution to a problem that I didn’t realize existed until just this moment. I can now scratch those tough hard to reach places of my back that, I can assure you, itch non-stop and manage to stir the marinara sauce I have simmering on the stove. All sarcasm aside, I suppose if you have an itch that needs scratching, it’s best to be using the other end of the spoon. Food sanitation codes notwithstanding, I’d advise this particular utensil to be for home use only. I’d rather not have the guy who’s making my food to be scratching himself and prepping my food with the same spoon.

($10 @ Neatoshop)


Forked Up Art

These creative and functional sculptures are made out of forks and spoons that have been bent and welded together into people shapes.  They come in four different styles, and each one has fork tine fingers to hold important things for you, like salt and pepper shakers, electronics, or any small objects that will fit in either the small toothpick glass or the larger pencil cup.  Each one is about a foot tall, and would look great in your dining room or kitchen.  ($24.95 each @ Neatoshop)


Giant Kitchen Utensils Skull


Re-purposed art is definitely some of my favorite, when the thing used is meant for something completely different. Here we have a Giant Skill made out of sauce pots, whisks, dinner plates, spoons and other miscellaneous kitchen and cookware items. This was designed by Subodh Gupta for the Frieze Art Fair in London’s Regent Park. (Thx Incrediblethings)