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Eat the Packaging?

March 2, 2012

Maybe you CAN eat it all---experimenters with edible packaging feel they are close to creating the ultimate recyclable.

"The notion [of Wikicells] is that you are englobing liquid, foam, or something else in a soft membrane held together by food particles that are being connected by electrostatic charges to each other and to a small amount of natural polymer." The soft membrane could be surrounded by a harder egg-like shell if necessary--something made out of chocolate, rock candy, or even algae. If that’s hard to imagine, think of it this way: a tomato and basil membrane that houses gazpacho, a chocolate membrane holding hot chocolate, or an orange membrane containing orange juice." more, via Fast Coexist.

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