Frequently Asked Questions
What are the utensils made of?
We make our products out of simple, wholesome ingredients - rice flour, soy flour, tapioca starch, water and other natural food ingredients.
Who are we?
TwentyFifty was founded by a bioengineering graduate from the University of California San Diego who developed a patent-pending molding technology to compress natural grain flours. The resulting strong yet pliable material is perfectly suited to grabbing and holding food and resisting hot water. The entire TwentyFifty team comprises individuals who are passionate about making a difference in the problem of plastic waste.
Where are the utensils made?
In our newly-built facility in China, where we use a custom injection-molding process to create quantities of utensils ready to ship to consumers, retail stores, restaurants and food service distributors who care about reducing plastic waste in our world. Our new plant produces 10,000 pieces per hour, allowing us to scale up and be cost-competitive with bioplastic utensils, which is critical to achieving our goal of taking plastic #offthetable.
Allergens and Certifications
All TwentyFifty products are gluten-free, since they contain no wheat. Rest assured that all of our grain flours are sourced from the most reputable sources in the natural foods industry. All TwentyFifty products are focused on our primary goal of minimizing plastic waste.
TwentyFifty products and facilities are certified by SGS and other international authorities on bio-based quality of ingredients and standards of roduction.
100% Backyard Compostable
No other utensil can match TwentyFifty's 100% backyard compostability. We have received testimonials and studies from non-profit organizations that have tested our products and shown them to backyard compost within fourteen (14) days, which is exactly what you would expect of a plant-based product. No surprises there!
Eat Your Fork?
While TwentyFifty is made of food grade materials, we do not recommend eating your forks or spoons. They are made to be tough in order to function as utensils. We're content knowing that your fork is nutrifying your garden and that you’ve saved a plastic fork from the landfill. In fact, every TwentyFifty Fork or Spoon provides up to third of its value in organic plant nutrition when it is returned to the soil.
So Simple. Yet So New.
By developing a engineering process that shapes grain floors into utensils strong enough to grab food and hold hot liquids, TwentyFifty hopes to reduce our dependency on single-use plastics, and change the world for the better with each meal.
The answer is clear. When plastic was introduced one hundred years ago, it was hailed as a miracle material – infinitely malleable, moldable, inexpensive and even hygienic. But, being nearly indestructible, plastic proved to be too good for our own good. Plastic pollution is threatening our oceans, lands, air and health. Every time we innocently enjoy prepared meals outside the home and accumulate piles of plastic packaging and utensils, we contribute to the problem, endangering marine mammals with plastic soda can rings, or potentially jeopardizing human health with microplastic particles.
BE THE SOLUTION. REDUCE PLASTIC POLLUTION.