The problem of water bottle waste is spawning new earth-friendly innovations every day. A recent article on Mother Nature News (MNN).com reports that the latest of these is a completely edible water bottle.
Pioneered by three Spanish design students, this newest innovation, called Ooho, looks like a clear plastic bladder. In reality, it’s a gelatinous membrane made from brown algae and calcium chloride. Thirsty consumers need only puncture it to access contained water or toss a small Ooho directly into their mouths and bite down for hydration.
The technique required to create the Ooho globule, called spherification, has been around for almost 70 years. The actual container is simple enough to make that it can be produced in any kitchen. In fact, some modern cuisine chefs use a variation of the Ooho recipe to create similar containers.
To “bottle” water, the students first froze it. They then encapsulated the resulting ice inside an Ooho bladder to prevent the water from mixing with membrane ingredients.
Each “bottle” costs two cents to make. It’s also completely hygienic and biodegradable. So in the future, consumers may be able to have their bottled water and eat it, too.
Until that time, though, there are other green alternatives to single serving-sized bottled water. The bulk-sized water products created by Polar Station water and ice vending machine are among the best you’ll find anywhere.
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Consumers get great-tasting water and save money. Precious resources like the oil needed for transportation and plastic get spared. And Polar Station owners see healthy, feel-good returns on their investment.
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Originally posted 2014-04-01 17:06:46.