We all know how important it is to stay hydrated, but carrying a plastic water bottle around definitely isn’t good for the environment. One innovative company is now out to change that.
Imagine a water bottle so biodegradable, you can eat it. Well, Rodrigo Garcia Gonzalez, Guillaume Couche and Pierre Paslier of Skipping Rocks Lab in London have set out to create just that.
The bottle, which they call Ooho, actually looks a bit more like a blob, but it is made with frozen water that is coated with a transparent, dual-layer membrane made of brown algae and calcium chloride, Fast Company reports. When you’re thirsty, you take a bite out of the bottle to drink it.
When you’re finished, you have the option to eat the bottle — since it is edible, after all — but it also can be tossed without worry, as the bottle is biodegradable and won’t sit in a landfill.
The hope for these bottles is that they will replace the environmentally-detrimental petroleum-based plastic water bottles, which are not only bad for our planet but more expensive to produce as well.
Although Ooho bottles are not for sale yet, the company received a $22,500 sustainability award from the EU, which means you may be seeing them around soon.