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The current price of plastic does not factor in the environmental cost

... says the CEO of the Biotrem factory. So what is their solution? Read on to find out.

Polish inventor and entrepreneur Jerzy Wysocki catches a brown plate—still warm—as it drops out of a machine and he begins to eat the crunchy, fibrous tableware. 

"A pork chop will always be more delicious on this wheat bran plate than on plastic," says Wysocki with a big grin at the factory in northeast Poland. Taking a bite, the plate does not have much of a flavour. It calls to mind dry cereal flakes or maybe what you would imagine cardboard to taste like.

But Wysocki says what matters is the tableware is biodegradable. A son and grandson of millers, Wysocki got the idea for the tableware when he was looking to use up the leftovers of flour production, which take up a lot of space. 

He says he is also driven by the desire to help a good cause, "because the amount of rubbish that pollutes oceans is huge and frightening."

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