The way we carry and drink water is set for a radical change in near future as a company, called Skipping Rocks Lab, has developed “edible water bubbles” that could soon replace the plastic bottles widely used for packaging these days. Ooho, a small bubble that encircles potable water within a biodegradable film made from a natural seaweed extract, can be consumed easily by peeling off the membrane just like a fruit.
Pierre Paslier, co-founder of Skipping Rocks Lab, says Ooho will not only encourage people to drink more water but also cut down the number of single-used plastic bottles and waste that ends up in dumping sites, writes Deseret News.
Unlike bottled water, Ooho has a shelf life of few days but the cost of production is less than the plastic counterpart, notes Design Boom. The company plans to pilot these water bubbles at outdoor events such as festivals and marathons, challenging the plastic menace at global levels.