Adoor: When the plastic ban came into force, Sensy George (61) decided to engage in an ecofriendly activity and looked for means to create wooden kitchen utensils. The efforts of this resident of Kolekulangara House in Vadakkadathukavu have yielded good results and George has made around 60 utensils from teakwood. Large vessels to keep rice, small bowls for curries, pickle jars and plates for having food are among George’s creations.
After he resolved to make some ecofriendly items, George searched the Internet and learnt from YouTube how wooden utensils were made abroad. He soon also came across contact details of some companies in Gujarat who manufactured the machine to chisel wood. George subsequently ordered the machine and when it arrived, started his work.
The lockdown imposed in view of the pandemic gave George sufficient time to engage in his task. It was on mahogany that George initially started making utensils but the food felt tangy when eaten from vessels made of this wood and he switched to teak.
George’s workplace is adjacent to his house and he set it up with a licence for small industries issued by the state Industries Department. He now plans to find a market for his teakwood utensils and has sought the assistance of the Industries Department. George can be contacted over phone number 9447363493