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Are Avocados Going To Be the Answer to the Plastic Problem?

How One Company Is Turning Pits into Profits

Holy guacamole! Did you know that avocado pits are being turned into biodegradable plastic?

Companies like Biofase are aware of the growing plastic problem and they have figured out a way to turn the waste from one of their country’s biggest exports into a reusable material. Avocados aren’t just good on toast any more, now they are helping radically reduce the amount of debris on earth!

Biofase started out with the mission to solve the growing pollution problems of the world. Through experiments with other materials, creator Scott Mungía figured out that avocado pits are the perfect material to make bioplastics. By 2016, Mungía started to make bioplastic straws, forks, spoons and knives as green alternatives to the single-use plastic varieties that contaminate the Earth.

The discovery was perfect for the Mexico-based business since the country produces most of the world’s avocados. Instead of the pits being burned in landfills, they have now found a second life through Biofase.

As people have become increasingly aware of the impact plastics have on the earth, the avocado-based straws and cutlery are completely changing the game for not only restaurants but the planet too. These straws are sold to major restaurant chains like P. F. Chang’s China Bistro and Chili’s Grill & Bar.

The Biofase products are also great for picnics. These products will allow you and your family to enjoy your summer guilt-free knowing that what you used will become part of the earth in about 240 days. There is no need to feel “pit-ifull” when you are hosting a big summer barbeque and don’t want to use your own utensils. Instead you are now able to use these green bioplastic ones! They will not only make you feel good but they will impress your friends as well.

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Mexico produces 50% of the world’s supply of avocados!

comment_2Have you ever tried biodegradable cutlery? We’d love to hear what you think about it—just leave us a comment below!

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Dana Moraru
Dana Moraru
2 years ago

Where can we buy these forks and plates and straws?

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Site Admin
2 years ago
Reply to  Dana Moraru

Dana, we have only seen these products offered on their website at Biofase currently but they may be available in stores in the future. The site has an English translation but it appears the shopping experience is only available in Spanish.

Shelly
Shelly
2 years ago

Wow!! So can we recycle our avocado pips now too?!

Rebecca Yo
Rebecca Yo
2 years ago

Great!

Amy Hepfner
Amy Hepfner
2 years ago

To truly answer your question above….I’d rather pay more for no plastic that even biodegradable. I do know that our local Natural Food co-op does have bamboo disposable plates and cutlery. Maybe soon we’ll have a choice with avocado ones as well.

Kate Mckinney
Kate Mckinney
2 years ago

This Attica goes hand and hand with the one about the banana leafs! I love it

Kate Mckinney
Kate Mckinney
2 years ago

Do they sell this stuff in Nebraska?

Jessica Hartle
Jessica Hartle
2 years ago

very nice to see people in the world that can use their knowledge for the greater good of the environment! Hoping this comes to my area

Jacqueline Morris
Jacqueline Morris
9 months ago

I’ve seen bamboo cutlery on the market, avocado pits sound like an awesome option too.