When we hear something like ‘Edible Water’, it actually becomes hard to believe and one question that comes into your mind is ‘whether something like this really exists or not.’ Moreover, it sounds like something from future, isn’t it?
But, a London-based start-up is putting all its efforts to make it a reality. Skipping Rocks Lab, an innovative packaging start-up, has come up with a unique technique of water packaging. The Startup claims to use 100 percent natural materials extracted from pants and seaweed to create environmentally friendly packaging of water.
Skipping Rocks Lab has come up with its first product, Ooho, which can actually revolutionise the way how we hydrate ourselves.
Composition of Ooho the model of Ooho is based on the fruit membranes like oranges. To create Ooho, a ball of ice is covered with the layers of membrane made from calcium chloride and a seaweed derivative called sodium alginate. The membrane in which water is packed is biodegradable, which automatically disappears within 4-6 weeks. The membrane is edible as well, so you can drink water and can also eat the ‘packaging’ it came in. The packaging of water comes with two layers of the membrane- so you have to peel the first layer off and then you can gulp down your water by piercing the second membrane. Moreover, if biting into a blob of water freaks you out, you can simply pierce second layer and simply drink the water.
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According to the start-up, the spherical flexible packaging can also be used for other liquids including soft drinks and, yes, even alcohol. The flavourless membrane can even be flavoured or coloured. The best part? It’s actually cheaper than plastic.
“At the end of the day you don’t have to eat it,” Ooho designer Pierre Paslier tells The Guardian. “But the edible part shows how natural it is. People are really enthusiastic about the fact that you can create a material for packaging matter that is so harmless that you can eat it.”