Diary - China takeaway

30th October 2009 at 00:00

It's never a pretty sight cleaning up after school lunches, but one Italian catering boss plans to get around this problem by creating a range of edible plates for schools that never need washing.

Tiziano Vicentini made the plates out of bread dough so that they would be strong enough to hold someone's lunch but tasty enough to eat afterwards. He came up with the idea because he had become sick of seeing schools waste money on plastic plates and dishes or expensive dishwashers.

"These dishes cost a few pennies each and are either eaten or can go into the recycling bins for animal food," he explained. Let's just hope pupils don't enjoy the plates so much that they ignore what's on them.

Subscribe to get access to the content on this page.

If you are already a Tes/ Tes Scotland subscriber please log in with your username or email address to get full access to our back issues, CPD library and membership plus page.

Not a subscriber? Find out more about our subscription offers.
Subscribe now
Existing subscriber?
Enter subscription number

Comments

The guide by your side – ensuring you are always up to date with the latest in education.

Get Tes magazine online and delivered to your door. Stay up to date with the latest research, teacher innovation and insight, plus classroom tips and techniques with a Tes magazine subscription.
With a Tes magazine subscription you get exclusive access to our CPD library. Including our New Teachers’ special for NQTS, Ed Tech, How to Get a Job, Trip Planner, Ed Biz Special and all Tes back issues.

Subscribe now