Inspirational appetizers on remarkable startups, emerging trends and bleeding-edge research

Viva México

Art & Leisure

Mexicans are famous for their good humour. Blue sky, sunshine, tacos and, of course, tequila.

In the country’s capital city the locals make their money from the agave plant. What’s left from the manufacturing process for tequila is a blessing for the oceans.

An American startup is using the agave waste to produce biodegradable knives, forks, spoons and straws.

ASTM D5511, the standard test method for determining the anaerobic biodegradation of plastic materials, showed that after 100 days 90% of the plastic-like cutlery had already decomposed.


Share the inspiration

Previous article
Next article

More Chillipicks In This Category

Stay Connected

Get a head start with the weekly newsletter

Sign up for your weekly inspiration sent directly to your inbox each friday. Providing you with positive news on innovation. Get a fresh perspective, sparking ideas and preparing you for warm-hearted conversations.

Related Chillipicks