Are edible bubbles the future of packaged water?

Plastic water bottles might soon be a thing of the past thanks to these incredible edible water bubbles created by an innovative sustainable packaging start-up based in London, UK. The London-based company could be changing the whole game with the idea for a water bottle made out of edible materials that delivers hydration in the form of a blob.

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Skipping Rocks Lab, a sustainable packaging start-up, introduced Ooho in 2014, but now it’s catching on around the world in a big way. Made of calcium chloride and brown algae extract (both 100 per cent plant-based and biodegradable materials), Ooho is an edible membrane that keeps water packaged in a neat little bubble. Ooho is a shape of a pliant, transparent globe of fluid. It consists of two membrane layers made of sodium alginate, a substance obtained from brown algae and calcium chloride. The jelly-like consistency of the water bubble is accomplished through the process of gelification, which comprises of adding an edible gelling agent to liquids. What is achieved through all that is, to put it simply, a squishy blob of water that can be consumed whole!

Using a process called spherification, which was popularized by molecular gastronomy chef Ferran Adrià, the membrane keeps water inside. People can either eat the whole thing, or take a bite and suck down the water, and then dispose of the casing.

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Every water globule contains 250 milliliters of water and costs only around two cents to produce. The retail price is not yet determined and the inventors of the product are currently in the middle of raising funds so that they can bring Ooho! to consumers. They are aiming to get the product to the market within a year.

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http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2017/04/12/edible-water-bottle_n_15963108.html

https://www.cnet.com/news/edible-water-bubble-ooho-skipping-rocks-lab-crowdcube-plastic-bottles/

http://www.onegreenplanet.org/news/edible-water-bubble-is-looking-to-crush-the-plastic-bottle-industry/

http://www.boredpanda.com/edible-water-bubble-skipping-rocks-lab/

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hehe interesting sana

Tl;dr

siwes kula maji , kwanza hapa kayole tutauziwaje hio kitu na hii vumbi yote

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what about handling si tutakula uchafu

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Interesting

vision 3020 for Kenya

Hiyo kushikashika kwa mikono as in the pics was for demonstration purposes.

ama itakua na wrapper

So the blobs will be stored in a container that happens to be cylindrical with a narrow opening on one end?

The production cost rarely matters to the end user.

hapo mtu atakula cholera aende akisumbua bibi kwa nyumba

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It nonetheless is still important as it impacts on the retail price.

Water barons naona wakikaukiwa if that product hits the streets huku ATC

Hapa itasaidia sana kina bingwa na wengine wa ASAL areas

When eating dirt, don’t pretend that you are clean.

@Luther12 ,

Smart, green idea. It was profiled in the papers here last week.

The PET bottles chocking up rivers, lakes and oceans, the volumes of indestructible plastic going into landfills, would be drastically reduced.

Crates and boxes made from recyclable paper would work. Uchafu is a matter of bad hygiene, no matter what the product is.

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This to me would be the greatest benefit. Saw it highlighted on CGTN News nikaingia kwa mtandao kuangalia.

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Na mchele ikidungwa kwa hiyo blob Na Malaya wa hapa kongowea?

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If you come up with something like this, obviously, there are so many things to look at apart from the main product, hygiene being the most important.

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