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A Water Bottle You Can Eat

A Water Bottle You Can Eat

Move over plastic water bottles – there’s a new blob in town. Ooho! is an innovative concept design for holding liquids from Rodrigo García González, Pierre Paslier and Guillaume Couche that surfaced last year and has been getting a lot of attention at design competitions. It is a completely edible, biodegradable container capable of holding water without leaking. This award winning idea yields an all-natural, fully consumable product that is not only inexpensive to produce, but could possibly eliminate the whole concept formed around plastic packaging. Intended as an alternative to the plastic water bottle, it is a membrane-like object that… read more

WikiPearl’s Edible Packaging Eliminates Waste

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As efforts continue to create sustainable, edible packaging, we are now presented with WikiPearl, one of the more recent packaging endeavors  to use bio-mimicry, which can be defined as drawing from the designs of nature to solve the problems of humans. Having already launched Aeroshot, a company that offers inhale-able coffee and chocolate,  David Edwards, a bio-engineer at Harvard University, has partnered up with renowned designer François Azambourg and biologist Don Ingber to further develop WikiPearl, an idea he conceived whilst in a classroom at Harvard. Inspired by the way biological cells, like those of grapes, transport water, WikiPearl offers… read more

Eating The Wrapper Too?

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The environmental conscious would be happy if they could prevent packaging waste from ending up in a landfills across the globe, but would they be prepared to eat it? In December 2009 Harvard professor David Edwards had an idea. Biological cells package water, and many other things. Like a grape, you cannot empty a biological cell of its contents and make much sense of what’s left of its packaging. It provides protection and so much more. Dr Edwards and the Wyss Institute collaborated with French designer François Azambourg on this cultural experiment and an exhibition at Le Laboratoire of followed. Using the soft skins that protect… read more