How are coconut bowls made?
Coconut shells are hand crafted from mature coconuts after the edible parts have been harvested.
Currently in many countries the coconut shell is wasted and is subjected to open burning which contributes significantly to air pollution and causes a terrible health hazard to humans and animals.
Each year billions of coconuts are harvested for coconut oil, bio-fuel, water and their tasty white flesh, while 99% of the coconut shells are discarded and burned as waste.
Most coconuts are reclaimed from the agriculture industry that treat coconut shells as a by product after they have extracted the flesh, water, oil and husk.
For a coconut shell to be hard enough to use as a bowl, the coconuts must be mature and strong. Local craftsmen then cut, clean and sand the coconut shells, finish them in an organic virgin coconut oil polish, turning them into beautiful coconut bowls that you can eat from.
With billions of plastic containers ending up as landfill every year, it’s important that as a society we begin to reject plastic solutions in favor of eco-friendly alternatives.