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Earth Technology

Designer Creates a Water Bottle That You Can Eat 171

Posted by samzenpus
from the eating-trash dept.
Diggester (2492316) writes "Rodrigo García González has been working on the Ooho water bottle for the past few years. The bottle is made out of edible materials, looks like a jellyfish, and has the potential to put an end to the bottled water industry. Inspired by the juice-filled pearls added to bubble tea and the mad-cuisine creations of chef Ferran Adriá, who uses a technique known as sheperification (encasing liquid into edible membranes), García is on his way to revolutionizing the bottled water industry."
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Designer Creates a Water Bottle That You Can Eat

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  • Pointless? (Score:5, Insightful)

    by Anonymous Coward on Monday April 28, 2014 @08:52AM (#46857857)


    can I refill it?
    how do I drink half a unit?
    how do I keep the outside clean enough to eat?

  • Contamination (Score:5, Insightful)

    by Scutter (18425) on Monday April 28, 2014 @08:59AM (#46857897) Journal

    So, for the bottle to be edible, it's going to have a removable, non-edible outer wrapping to protect it from contamination during the shipping, handling, and sales process. That means you've just moved the problem one layer out. You're still going to be generating waste.

  • Re:Pointless? (Score:4, Insightful)

    by Kiwikwi (2734467) on Monday April 28, 2014 @09:41AM (#46858303)

    you're not supposed to refill plastic water bottles

    Yes, there was a Danish study of this. A repeatedly refilled water bottle has a much higher level of bacteria etc. than tap water.

    It's still cleaner than regular bottled water, though.

    Turns out, all that bottled water sitting still at room temperature for months before purchase doesn't do anything for the water quality. Being a Danish study, all of the above assumes you have clean tap water, of course. YMMV.

  • Re:Pointless? (Score:5, Insightful)

    by hodet (620484) on Monday April 28, 2014 @09:46AM (#46858359)

    Better yet, for most of the first world, just drink local water. It's idiotic to ship water that comes from a "public source" (aka "the tap") in a city hundreds of miles away.

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