WORLDKINGS - Daily Highlights - July 12, 2018 - Will this be the end of plastic bottles? Edible water 'balloon' that looks like a breast implant will go on sale within a year

12-07-2018

(Worldkings.org) An edible water bottle that wobbles like a breast implant will go on sale within a year. The Ooho! is a squidgy globe filled with water that could change the way we stay hydrated forever.The bubble-like spheres were first invented by a trio of engineers in 2014 but the inventors are now fundraising to get their edible bottles on the market.

The engineers said their 'mission is to make packaging waste disappear'.

'Ooho! is a sustainable packaging alternative to plastic bottles and cups, made from a seaweed extract,' they said on their crowdfunding page.

 

 

It is made using a mixture of sodium alginate, taken from brown algae, and calcium chloride.

The Ooho sphere has a double gelatinous membrane.

 

 

The spheres are created using gelification - a technique used in cooking to turn liquids into gel by adding an edible gelling agent.

The engineers are now raising around $500,000 (£400,000) so that they can bring their product to market.

 

 

Each globule contains nine ounces (250ml) of water.

The spheres cost approximately 2 cents (less than a penny) a unit to make. There is currently no retail price.

According to dailymail

 

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