Forget Water Bottles! These Edible Water Bubbles Are The Future Of Drinking

According to Ban The Bottle, Americans used about 50 billion plastic water bottles last year. The U.S.’s recycling rate for plastic is only 23 percent, which means 38 billion water bottles are wasted each year.

However, Skipping Rocks Lab, the people behind the edible water bubble called Ooho!, are in the process of replacing water bottles for the future.

They’ve been working on this idea for the past few years, and are now on their way to making this a reality with a highly succesful campaign on Crowdcube.

The bubbles, called the Ooho!, are created by encasing drinking water within an edible membrane made from natural seaweed extract.

Nothing goes to waste, and even the packaging it ships in is supposed to be biodegradable.

Ooho!

The membrane is made from a seaweed extract

It can enclose other liquids such as soft drinks and juice

The bubble can biodegrade in 4-6 weeks

Check it out

Ooho! Experience from Skipping Rocks Lab on Vimeo.

Skipping Rocks Lab says on their crowdfunding page that they plan to use half the money to develop their machinery, and the other half to further research the material and “to facilitate a faster path to commerciality.”

You can read more information about this product on their website. (h/t designboom)