Plastic straws are made of…PLASTIC!
They pollute our landfills and affect marine life
We are the edibles and we are in the process of developing straws that are zero-waste and edible
Can you live without straws? Yes!
Do you want to? Probably not!
So what can you do? Well, let us do it for you!
We are the edibles and we are in the process of developing straws that are edible and zero-waste. Yup, you can now eat your straws!
The edible straws can come in different flavours and can be fortified with different nutrients.
Just imagine a really hot summer day, sitting on a beach and sipping on a Pina colada. What if you could have a mint-flavoured straw with it? Yum! (Packing your bags already?)
Edibles straws are designed for your everyday use. It will be introduced into ‘on-the-go’ food outlets near you. We understand that sometimes you just don’t want to eat your straw! Good news is that even if it is not consumed, it is completely biodegradable.
Apart from the direct use as a straw, it can be designed to have certain nutrients specifically for certain targeted populations or according to customer requirements. It therefore can be used as a nutrient provider that is of course the perfect tool for convenience.
The edibles was created from a passion for food and our
environment. The products are an amalgamation of design thinking
and finding ways to innovatively problem solve. Our first aim is to
eliminate the use of plastic straws. We want a future with no plastic straws and only edible straws.
We are the edibles and we want to make edible straws the next #foodhero.
The edibles started as a school project at Lund University where three students were trying to fix a gap in the food packaging industry.
The edibles received their first pre-seed investment and joined the Climate-Kic Greenhouse Program.
Winners at Dragons at the University 2017 held at Lund, Sweden. Also, won the audience award (sweeped right into their hearts!).
Selected at one of the top 20 food startups in 2017 at the Global Thought for Food Summit held at Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Received the LeapFrog financial scholarship for entrepreneaurs from LU Innovation for prototype development
The edibles got selected into the Ignite program at Venture Lab in Lund, Sweden. ‘The edibles’ is incubated at Venture Lab and had received business development coaching from the incubation center.
Invited to set up a stall at Malmö garden festival that is held annually as a part of solving food waste and consuming sustainably.
Selected by the European Selection Panel to exhibit in the FUTURE LAB RISING START-UPS space at SIAL Paris 2018.
Find us on Instagram @wearetheedibles
Help us, help the environment
We are waiting to hear from you! If you’re an investor or a food business owner who would like to try our products or collaborate, do contact us! If you have any feedback or ideas don’t hesitate to share them with us. You are an important part of keeping our endeavour going. A lot of our marine friends will surely be happy.