According to sustainability campaign Ban The Bottle, the average American used 167 disposable water bottles last year, only recycling 38. Just manufacturing those bottles, the campaign writes on its website, requires more than 17 million barrels of oil — or enough to fuel 1.3 million cars for a year. It’s clear that using disposable bottles create waste and inefficiency on an enormous scale not limited to landfills, but, according to National Geographic, sales of water bottles are increasing, even as people become more and more environmentally aware. To address this problem, three design students from Spain have come up with a simple, sustainable solution: edible water bottles. Or, potentially more accurately, edible water blobs.
Meet Ooho, The Edible Water Bottle That Could Change Our World For The Better