Plastic Water Bottles Might Soon Be Thing Of The Past Thanks To This New Invention
In case you didn’t know, bottled water is destroying the planet.
We know that we need to be drinking plenty of water. It’s important. But the plastic bottles they’re sold in are terrible for the environment.
One solution is using reusable bottles that you can fill from any nearby taps instead of buying a new bottle each time.
Another solution is much more exciting.
A group of engineers from Skipping Rocks Lab have developed a wonderful thing called The Ooho!. It’s a globe filled water that you can pop in your mouth whole.
The outer shell is made of algae, so it’s edible and biodegradable.
Meaning there’s no need for packaging or plastic – the globes of water are self-contained and ready to consume.
Exciting, right? Plus they’re wobbly and they look cool, which is always a bonus.
The team have now created a crowdfunding page to make their creation available to the public, with goals of selling The Ooho! at festival and marathons within the next 12 months.
‘Ooho! is a sustainable packaging alternative to plastic bottles and cups, made from a seaweed extract,’ the group explain on their crowdfunding page.
‘It is entirely biodegradable and so natural you can actually eat it.
‘Ooho sachets are flexible packets of water, drunk by tearing a hole and pouring into your mouth, or consumed whole.
‘Our packaging is cheaper than plastic and can encapsulate any beverage including water, soft drinks, spirits, and even cosmetics.’
Which all sounds brilliant.