Edible Water Bottles

Edible Water Bottles

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.

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, there are other green alternatives to single serving-sized plastic bottled water.  The BPA free, reusable and collapabile 1L water bottles and bulk-sized water vends avaliable at Ice Express are among the best you’ll find anywhere.

Ice Express uses local water sources and do all purification automatically and onsite. With quick dispense options of 1, 5 or 10 litre vends(or, for ice, 6 and 10 KG bags).

Consumers get great-tasting water and save money.  Precious resources like the oil needed for transportation and plastic get spared.