Ooho: Edible Bottles of Water

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Thu, Mar 27th, 2014 12:00 by capnasty NEWS

Although not exactly shaped like a bottle, the Ooho blob uses a technique from molecular gastronomy called spherification, creating a double membrane that holds the water. While not as comfortable as drinking from a bottle, the user can consume the water and potentially eat the container too, leaving absolutely no garbage. Edible food containers have been in the works for some time now.

“We’re applying an evolved version of spherification to one of the most basic and essential elements of life—water,” says Rodrigo García González, who designed the Ooho with fellow design students Pierre Paslier and Guillaume Couche.

A compound made from brown algae and calcium chloride creates a gel around the water. “The double membrane protects the inside hygienically, and makes it possible to put labels between the two layers without any adhesive,” García explains.

While the package is being formed, the water is frozen as ice, making it possible to create a bigger sphere and keeping the ingredients in the membrane and out of the water.

Why not just drink from the tap? The designers wanted to address the fact that most people are drinking water in disposable bottles. “The reality is that more and more, when we drink water we throw away a plastic bottle,” García says. “Eighty percent of them are not recycled. This consumerism reflects the society in which we live.”

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