Currently, we package 50 spoons altogether to minimize our packaging. We are currently utilizing cellophane, which is biodegradable, but we ultimately wish to get rid of this. We are exploring other alternatives for packaging, such as water-soluble packaging inside a box.
We have tested the gluten content so far and have found it to be very low (below 10 ppm). However, we cannot make guarantees until we officially test the product. That is something we expect to do after our campaign. We ultimately wish to find a suitable formula that uses no wheat.
The money raised in this campaign will go towards the creation of additional utensil molds that will allow us to produce the chopsticks, forks, etc. We may add a stretch goal for them in the near future.
Whenever food is exposed to the elements, it decomposes. However, when it is packaged and not touched, it isn't in the environment that would allow it to decompose. Thus, if these were left outside on their own, they would definitely break down.