Commonly known as being a dietary fibre found in cereals and other breakfast foods, wheat bran is the latest renewable waste product being put to good use.
During the milling process of wheat, rye and oat, the protective outer shell is stripped away leaving behind a natural, renewable by-product. When combined with a small amount of water and exposed to pressure at a high temperature it creates a biodegradable material that can be shaped into single-use plates, bowls, cutlery and other tableware.
Although they are not reusable, they don’t go to waste or end up in a landfill at the end of their life like disposable plastic products. Instead, the wheat bran can be used as compost taking only 30 days to break down or it can be eaten as the material is 100% edible.