Unnes students create innovative spoon from veggie extract

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Semarang State University (Unnes) students. (Source: Unnes)

Jakarta, IO – Semarang State University (Unnes) students made an innovative edible, eco-friendly spoon called sendok.id from basic ingredients, mainly wheat flour, vegetable extracts and tubers.

According to the university’s website, the students were part of the 2022 Student Creativity Program Team (PKM-K).

The team was led by Ade Risna Puja Muslimah, a psychology student, and members Tiara Azka Nadhifa, Muhammad Fa’iq, Novanda Krishadi Yudistira and Afifa Ghina Athaya, nutrition science students, supervised by Laila Listiana Ulya, S.Psi., M.Psi.

Ade said the innovation stemmed from his concern with plastic waste issue in Indonesia. “It has been confirmed that it is safe to eat and also environmentally friendly,” said Ade. His team received funding from the Directorate General of Higher Education, Research and Technology (Dikti).

The spoon has now been sold through pre-order (PO) and is available in two flavours, spinach and purple sweet potato.

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Unnes rector Prof. Fathur Rokhman appreciated the innovation, which he said reflects the conservation value adopted by Unnes.

Prof. Fathur hopes the invention can inspire other Unnes students to compete with each other in creating new ideas and innovations. (rr)