Want to quench your thirst but hate the idea of yet another plastic bottle in floating around on a landfill? Skipping Rocks Lab is trying to help ease that concern by making biodegradable water capsules that you can eat. With record temperatures already on the books this year, you could eat your way to hydrated paradise.
Called Ooho, these water capsules are made from a seaweed extract, and they are fully digestible, even hydrating people as they’re eaten. The seaweed is tasteless, but flavors can be added.
How is Ooho made? According to the company, an ice cube is dipped in a mixture of calcium chloride and brown algae, and a membrane forms around the water. To keep the water fit for consumption, outside packaging can be peeled off from the membrane.
The company has raised almost a million dollars through the crowdfunding website CrowdCube, and it anticipates that these edible water “bottles” will be introduced at marathons and music festivals.
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