Scientists develop a water bottle ball you can eat
Apr 14 2017
It will come as no surprise to anyone with the slightest interest in the environment that water bottles are at the top of the hit list for "worst products to buy", thanks to their one-time goal and amount of waste generated. The London location's scientists have a different sort of liquid asset at their disposal as they plan the increased implementation of Ooho!, an edible water bottle ball meant to reduce the rampant reliance on customary plastic containers.
Flavors could be added eventually, Fast Company reported.
The company says on their crowdfunding page that they plan to use half the money to develop Skipping Rocks Lab machinery, and the other half to further research the material and "to facilitate a faster path to commerciality". Well, a laboratory in the U.K.is giving us another option to try the "rain drop" method of eating by creating a way to hydrate minus that pesky water bottle. If you thought Jell-O shots were cool, just wait until you get springy margarita bubbles.
The ooho! is a ball of water surrounded by a biodegradable, edible membrane made of seaweed extract. "Then it will be just like the peel of a fruit. We are trying to follow the example set by nature for packaging".
A gelatinous sphere called Ooho! may revolutionize the way we drink water and dispose of plastic bottles-by eliminating them altogether.
Promoted on Twitter in a RT today by the United Nations Environment Program, Ooho is tossed into a simple home compost pile it will decompose in weeks.
Everyone goes through a creative slump, but the brains at Skipping Rock Lab are working fairly fluidly these days. "We found that the ideal volume is a sip to a few sips depending on the application".
Canadians drink almost 2.5 billion litres of bottled water a year.
A crowdfunding campaign seeks monies to finalize manufacturing equipment and start work on a second product. You want to bite into them.