Could Edible Water Bubbles Be The Wave Of The Future?

(PCM) Despite the many recycling efforts across the nation, America still has a huge issue with plastics waste. We throw away nearly 35 billion plastic water bottles each year. While many people have made the switch to carrying reusable water containers, it is still not enough to completely solve the problem.

A London-based company named Ooho! now feels that they may have the answer. The company has created the first edible water bubble. The bubbles contain no plastic which equals no waste. You consume the entire bubble to get a cool and refreshing drink.

The outside of the bubble which holds the water is a membrane like substance made out of seaweed extract, however it is completely tasteless. You just pop the entire bubble in your mouth and go! We just have to wonder just how many of these water bubbles one would need to consume to fully quench real thirst. We could see ourselves popping like 25 of these bad boys on a hot day.

When the company gave out samples people were afraid to give them a try, but once they ate a few they were immediately hooked on the concept. While the Ooho! water bubbles are not yet available for mass consumption, the company did partner with Skipping Rocks Lab to create a crowdfunding campaign to make these water bubbles a reality sooner rather than later.

The company’s website states, “”Our packaging is cheaper than plastic and can encapsulate any beverage including water, soft drinks, spirits, and even cosmetics.”

They have already reached their goal and hopefully we will get a chance to try one of these unique water bubbles in the very near future.

Ooho! Experience from Skipping Rocks Lab on Vimeo.

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Drinkable Book Filter Helps Bring Clean Water To Areas Around The Globe


(PCM) Scientists have now developed a “drinkable book” with pages that have the ability to filter water of impurities for those that do not have access to safe and clean water.

The book page filters were tested at 25 contaminated water sources in South Africa, Ghana, and Bangladesh and were able to filter 99% of bacteria and contaminants out of the water.

Dr. Teri Dankovich of Carnegie Mellon University is the scientist behind the new invention and claims it is aimed for individuals living in developing countries. She notes that 663 million people around the globe do not have access to clean drinking water and this invention would be of great service to that group of individuals.

All someone has to to do to use the filter is tear out one of the book pages, place it in a simple filter holder and pour water through it from area streams, rivers or wells which will then be cleaned and safe for consumption. The paper filters are coated with silver or copper ions, which are absorbed by the microbes.

Each book page filter has the ability to clean over 100 liters of water, which mean that one book could potentially filter water for one person for up to four years.  It is not known just how well the book page filters are able to kill certain viruses, but they do have the ability to filter out and kill most bacteria found in contaminated water.


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