Make it fresh, make it delicious, make it aesthetic and make it sustainable —enter The Other Bowl.

While the FACT team was looking to make sustainable choices, we came across a delightful start-up that is not only good for the environment but helps us boost our social game as well – The Other Bowl. This local start-up is initiated by two university students, Dana Alaa Awadallah and Hussain Fahad Al-Majid, and manufactures and sells recycled coconut bowls, and cutlery, as well as bamboo straws and, soon, even coconut candles. “Our reason is to educate and inspire people to switch to reusable and zero waste alternatives to help save the planet,” say the team behind The Other Bowl. Two ambitious environmentalists with the aim of promoting sustainability.

These items are sourced from Vietnam on family-owned farms, this also ensures that there is no exploitation of labour, as all items are handmade and handcrafted by artisan Vietnamese locals. From tree to table, each bowl is sustainably sourced and eco-friendly, to welcome a touch of nature into your home. Coconut bowls are increasing in popularity throughout the world as one of the most sustainable products today. They’re 100-percent natural, bio-degradable, compostable and their production produces no waste. They’re made using natural resources and are organic and a fantastic example of making the most of the plentiful natural resources at our disposal.

The Other Bowl business venture thus makes use of useless stuff like coconut shells and bamboo shoots to produce useful stuff like bowls, cutlery, candles, and straws, which in turn save the world from environmental pollution and climate change. And as we get rid of the soggy paper straws or the harsh metal alternatives, bamboo straws come from one of the most sustainable plants in the world. Bamboo requires no fertilisers or pesticides and regenerates from its roots, so it doesn’t need to be replanted. It is biodegradable and reusable, making these items the perfect waste-free option, also bamboo can withstand both hot and cold drinks.

The Other Bowl has a variety of options to choose from on its Instagram page, from the jumbo coconut bowl, a regular bowl, a cup, and spoons and forks. Giving you plentiful options for all your coconut needs; coming in both smooth and rough variations. The company also provides stock for sale at Evergreen Organics, at The Pearl-Qatar branch. ✤