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All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Sat, September 8 2018 5:46 PM UTC +00:00.

TwentyFiftyBy TwentyFifty
First created
TwentyFiftyBy TwentyFifty
First created
$694
pledged of $30,000pledged of $30,000 goal
54
backers
20days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Sat, September 8 2018 5:46 PM UTC +00:00.

About

TwentyFifty is a 100% biodegradable and compostable fork that promises a design tough enough to grab your food, yet pliable enough to compost in a natural environment...without the need for a special, dedicated industrial recycling plant or machinery. 

 

Think about the last time you ate lunch on the go. Did your meal come with plastic cutlery? What happened to that plastic fork when you were done? Chances are you threw it away. 

With heightened public awareness of the scale of plastic pollution, cities such as Malibu and Seattle, have recently banned the use of single-use plastic forks, spoons, and knives, and stores, like Starbucks, are eliminating plastic straws. 

The product’s combination of wheat, soy, and corn flour allows the cutlery to compost in a natural environment within 30 days, unlike plastic. 

TwentyFifty was founded with the hope of creating a better world by reducing plastic pollution.

“When I took on a project at UCSD about San Diego River trash, I began to research the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. While some efforts had been made to mitigate the trash, the current just pulled more in every year. So, some folks had invented several kinds of edible or biodegradable products to replace plastic and reduce the flow of utensils into the ocean.

I wanted to promote this idea by inventing comprehensive formulas, at a molecular level, that would allow this cutlery to be made around the world using locally sourced grains.

After reading research papers, I designed the formulas. I then drew a draft of the mold, and made them with a CNC machine. After graduation, I accelerated the design of the mold, making a new generation of mold every month, thanks to 3D printing technology. In February 2018, I finally reached the 7th and final generation of mold, which can be used to make the product at scale. In May 2018, I created the strongest formula with a longer lifespan and optimal dimensions.”

Zack started TwentyFifty with the hope that it would spark a change in global consumer behavior by raising awareness about plastic and the waste it creates.

“I wanted to bring compostable forks to the market because our modern lifestyles aren’t slowing down anytime soon,” said Zhicong ‘Zack’ Kong. “It was time to find a way to conveniently eat without damaging the planet. We invite people who care about the environment to join us in our campaign to eliminate food packaging waste.”

We can’t thank you enough for checking out our project and helping us make TwentyFifty a reality. We know not everyone will be able to support us with a pledge, so even if you can’t give a dollar or purchase TwentyFifty Forks, if you’re a supporter of TwentyFifty, you can help us spread the word on Twitter, Facebook, Reddit, Instagram and anywhere else you can think of! 

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Risks and challenges

There are always certain risks that can arise at any moment during a project like this. That being said, we’re confident in our ability to produce, and have taken the necessary measures to execute the plan. We just need your help to bring everything to fruition. Don’t worry, we’re completely prepared to bring the TwentyFifty to your homes, and we have the manpower to make it happen, but if anything comes up along the way, you’ll be the first to know.

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