How many of us go about our day to day lives and mindlessly drink water from plastic water bottles? In American society this is a typical practice, but have you ever taken the time to think about the harm that drinking from plastic water bottles can cause? Not only can the plastic be harmful to our bodies, but it also causes harm to our environment. According to an article found on www.iflscience.com, "The United States uses about 50 billion plastic water bottles each year, which requires 17 million barrels of oil. Sadly, less than a quarter of that plastic will get recycled." Fortunately, in our pursuit of a more sustainable environment, there is something that can be done. I'd like to introduce to you edible water bottles.
Through a process called spherification drinking water mixed with sodium alginate which
is derived from brown seaweed, creates a liquid membrane that's completely edible. While the appearance of the edible water bottle might be off putting, it is a really good alternative to drinking from harmful plastic containers. We would no longer have to worry about the lack of recycling regarding the plastic bottles and not only are edible water bottles cost efficient, but they support a more sustainable and environmentally friendly alternative. Let us know what you think, click here to take a brief survey about edible water bottles.