Skip to main content

CHUK- An Alternative To Plastic Tableware

I really hate when I see plastic waste scattered here and there. In today's life, almost everything is in plastic form. And unknowingly every single day, we use so much of plastic in one or the other form. Cups, pens, water bottles, tiffin boxes and almost every item has an element of plastic which will easily take 500 years to decompose itself. Due to different awareness campaigns and movements against plastic, many of us have started ditching plastic from our lives. We are looking for alternatives and things that are made of eco-friendly materials.
Alarmed by the dreadful reality that plastic and its decomposition both are harmful, Uttar Pradesh-based Ved Krishna came up with a solution to the ever-growing pile of plastic in the form of Edible Cutlery. His tableware range is launched with name CHUK. And I feel this is an awesome alternative to plastic plates, bowls, containers and lids. Mr Krishna runs a business in Faizabad, ‘Yash Papers limited’ that produces papers from sugarcane waste, for packaging and wrapping purposes. With aim of reducing garbage, replacing plastics with non-toxic alternatives, and making the Mother Earth cleaner, Mr Krishna started with an innovating idea of making biodegradable tableware in 2009. And last year in 2017 it finally happened, biodegradable tablewares are now available. They are the only pulp-2-product brand in the world.

CHUK- An Alternative To Plastic Tableware by Vibhu & MeCHUK tableware is made of sugarcane waste which decomposes itself into manure a few months after its disposal. Another amazing thing is the colour of tableware. Mr Krishna decided to retain the natural brown colour of pulp and avoided using bleach which is a harmful chemical used often in other conventional options. One can easily microwave or put the tableware in the oven to warm the food and freeze it when necessary. Do we need anything else as wonderful as CHUK? I don't think so. Their website says

"The short fibres of sugar cane are the best in the world for curving around all the shapes we need for plates and bowls and trays. We leave our products the natural shade so we don’t need to use any harmful bleaching chemicals. No human hands touch the product in our state of the art facility which ensures total hygienic products."

 I went through their website and realized that they have done a lot of research and analysis on demands of different food chains. Mr Krinsa came in contact with many research firms and all of them want a packaging that should not harm the environment. The world needs compostable chip bags and environmentally-friendly barriers in tea pouches. And then in 2014, the concept of CHUK was born. If you look at the website, there are ample of tableware options available and many are on the way to come forth. You get bowls, trays, lids, plates and containers that are absolutely nature-friendly. And very soon they are going to make glasses, cups and sandwich boxes available for sale. The cost ranges from anything between Rs. 1 to Rs. 7, which is on the higher side than the usual plastic cutlery. However, Mr Krishna believes that it is at an affordable rate if we care about Mother Nature.

I am simply touched by their noble thinking and innovation skills. In this era of ignorance and carelessness, a 500 people organization is working hard to make earth a better place for coming generation. As a brand and tableware company, CHUK has partnered with many well-known food chains and restaurants. CHUK’s growing customer base goes to show how people are now willing to make a switch from non-biodegradable plastic and contribute their bit towards the environment in any way possible. CHUK is ovenable, microwaveable, and freezable. Is this not perfect? They say they are trying. I would say this is nearly perfect and I am in love with this idea. Hats off to their work. Way to Go!!

CHUK Twitter: https://twitter.com/chukitnow

CHUK Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/chukitnow/

CHUK Insta : https://www.instagram.com/chukitnow/
Listen This Post Stop Listening Post

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

#TheWomanThatIAm #RRxMM I am not the woman who..

I am not the mother who..
I am not the mother who stayed longer with her newborn, I resumed office when he was barely 2 months old. I am not the mother who witnessed each of my kid's milestones, I got to know them when being told. I am not the mother who could tell breastfeeding stories, my child is a formula-fed gold. I am not the mother who keeps the house spotless, I let my son scatter toys and go overbold. I am not the mother who manages a detailed list for parenting chores, I often keep my to-dos on hold. I am not the mother whom people admire, I hear people calling me selfish and cold.
ALSO I am a doting mother who tries to juggle between family and work every other minute.  I am a mother who watches silly cartoons with my boy.  I am a mother who repeatedly tells the same story every night.  I am a mother who cooks my son's favorite food every week.  And I am also a mother who is the closest person in my son's life!
I am not the wife who..
I am not the wife who has her biological…

My 'Invisible' Accomplishments #DecadeHop #RRxMM

As we entered 2020, through this post I am trying to contemplate the coolest, most daring, and most significant feats of my life during the last decade. Now the more I regress my memory, the more I feel there are two types of achievements or accomplishments that I can ponder upon; Visible and Invisible. Visible ones are those that I can count on my finger like a parrot and others can nod also. I got specs on, married to a not-so-romantic man, produced a baby, started writing and added good 17 kgs in my body volume (I was 50 in 2011). However, there are many invisible accomplishments too that either I know silently or very few can assert.

From 2011 to 2019, Who am I now

From a coy soul to now an outspoken woman, the trek was not easy. I achieved it. From being a no-makeup girl to now a lipstick swatches observer, the transition was tough. But it happened. And from being a sweet hater to now a sweet lover, the change was mysterious yet occurred. And now I can die for Gulab Jamuns. And I…

My Monsoon Love Hate Love Story

Last year, almost the same time, I packed every belonging of mine and landed to a place which is close to my heart. With bag and baggage, my family moved from Delhi to Lucknow. It was monsoon time when I came here and thank god I witnessed a prosperous rain. Lucknow, though smaller compared to Delhi, is a place I distinguish since childhood. The city of Nawabs is believed as the happiest city in India. As our move was well calculated, my husband and I made sure to have all those things in our lives that I missed being in Delhi. A bigger house (that we can afford), green surroundings, street food access that we missed in Delhi and people who talk in our native tongue.

The Hate Story

I hated the rain when I was in Delhi. My house was in a busy lane of a crowded Delhi locality, and I was living on the second floor of the building. Hence neither I had easy access to the road, nor to terrace. When it rained, I was forced to stay inside. Roads used to get sunk even after the rain of half an…