Kukumim-Tableware For Kids Made From Corn?!
What’s special about Kukumim products compared to other tableware for babies and kids?
Kukumim products are made from all natural corn resin PLA. Um...what is that?!
I did some research, and (PLA) polylactic acid or polylactide is a biodegradable and bioactive thermoplastic aliphatic polyester derived from renewable resources, such as corn starch, cassava roots, chips or starch, or sugarcane. This plastic substitute is becoming more popular as an alternative to the traditional petroleum based plastics.
I hadn’t heard of anything like this before, and I was intrigued to learn more. I’m from the Bay Area, CA, so the harm of plastics to ourselves and the environment is a big deal where I’m from. San Francisco being the leader in banning plastic bags all together, it’s not news to me that I need to reduce my use of plastics, especially my tableware. However that can be hard because most tableware for kids is made from plastic, you know because they like to throw stuff! Lol
Kukumim’s tableware is also:
• Acidic and Alkaline food when used in packaging
• Dishwasher safe
• Maximum 2 min with Microwave 800W
• Heat Resistance up to 110℃
The tableware resembles traditional plastic, but feels a lot more durable than the other plastic dishes I have. It has a little weight to it, and anti-slippage material on the bottom of bowl to prevent slipping. My kids love the fun design, and easy to grip utensils. And the fact that its made out of biodegradable, all natural corn resin PLA, gives it mine and the environment's stamp of approval!
I hope this information was helpful! PLA products were definitely news to me, and I'm happy to learn we have options when it comes to what we expose our kids to.
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