Did you know that most coconut shells and coconut trees are burnt after being used to make bi-products such as oils and creams?

We use coconut shell and tree waste from the Bến Tre province i Vietnam to make beautiful products for your home and kitchen. By using our organic and eco-friendly coconut products, you are making sure that more coconuts are being recycled, as well as providing work for local Vietnamese craftsmen (and women).


We are on a mission to make it easier (and more attractive) for people to make small daily decisions that will enhance their own health and well-being, as well as the health for the planet.


Better Bowls was founded by Elise Merckoll, as the result of her long-term (slightly coco) love for smoothies, and a nerdy interest in researching eco-friendly alternatives to single-use plastic.

She had spent months reading about different materials, and what –  technically – happens to them after being discarded.

She was astonished to learn that most of the ‘compostable’ alternatives to single-use plastic used in the to-go segment today actually does not break down as indicated – due to a lack of the commercial composting facilities needed in order for them to do so. At least that was the case in Norway; the birth country of Better Bowls.

It was during the time shortly after having baby boy no. 2, that Elise came across the information that planted the first seed of what became Better Bowls.

She read that most coconut shells were burnt after being utilised emptied for coconut water and flesh, and saw that there were already some traction for products made of coconut waste in other parts of the world. In Norway and Scandinavia, however, this seemed to be pretty much a blank canvas.

She noticed a rapidly growing interest in the health food scene in Norway, and saw a clear market gap: there were no or little alternatives to eco-friendly serving products for all these in-trend nutritious foods; that were equally beautiful and natural as their contents.

She found a family run business specialising in coconut shell waste in the Bến Tre province i Vietnam, and set up a webshop shipping globally from February 2020.


All our products are part of a zero-plastic shipping and production cycle wherever possible, and we regularly donate to environmental causes close to our hearts, such as the fight against plastic pollution, deforestation and cancer research.

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