A start-up company based in London is working hard to make our planet green again and fight the plastic waste problem we are facing with a simple yet genius solution.
They introduced the Ooho water ball—a new and a smart way to consume water, which will make all the environmentalists ditch their water bottles and switch to this new eco-friendly alternative.
The Ooho ball is basically water encased inside an edible container made out of plant and seaweed extracts. You can consume it by poking a hole in the surface and drink the inside of it, or better yet, pop the entire ball into your mouth. The jelly-like membrane is totally edible and it doesn’t have any taste, but if you prefer not to digest it and just throw it away, it can decompose in a few weeks.
Skipping Rocks, the company behind this idea, is currently producing up to 2,000 water balls per day, but are hoping that the demand for this innovative product will increase since they are working on extending the shelf life and improving the membrane for even better resistance.
Rodrigo García González, Pierre Paslier, and Guillaume Couche have been working on the design since 2014 and explained the process of producing the Ooho ball. First, a frozen ball of water is dipped into a calcium chloride solution that helps form a gelatinous layer. After that, the ball is submerged in brown algae extract infusion that forms the second layer and prevent the water from leaking. The packaging is very cheap and it only costs 2 cents to be produced.
This new revolutionary way of drinking water can significantly decrease the use of plastic bottles that are taking hundreds of years to decompose and are harmful to our environment. According to some statistics, 80% of the 50 million plastic bottles that are being used in the US are ending up in the landfills every year.
The creators have already raised over 1 million dollars from a crowdfunding campaign and are currently working on bringing the water bottles into the market for everyday use. Besides the plain water, the company is producing flavored Ooho balls and encapsulated alcohol drinks for the perfect shot.
The TopRanked.io Weekly Digest: What’s Hot in Affiliate Marketing [++ KuCoin Affiliate Program Review]
This week, we answer the two questions on everyone’s lips — What do SJWs and e/accs have in common? And...
BIPV Boom: By 2032, Building Integrated Photovoltaics Will Be Worth Over $143B
The next moves by the European Commission and the trend toward a real estate stock composed of Zero Emission Buildings...
French Fintech Company Qonto Launches SME Financing in Italy
Qonto is expanding its financial solutions for SMEs and professionals in Europe, launching the option for companies in Italy to...
Trusters and Leone Investments Finally Receive Approval Under EU Regulation
After almost a month under the new EU Regulation, two platforms, including the historic Trusters launched in 2018 and the...
Coinbase Wallet Has a New Feature: Send Crypto via Web Link
The exciting part is actually in the small print: This is because Coinbase covers the fees for transactions via stablecoin...
Fintech1 week ago
What Fintech Trends Will Mark 2024 in Latin America
Fintech2 days ago
Of the 346 Fintech Companies in Colombia, 35.6% Focus on the Digital Credit Market
Impact Investing1 week ago
Why the Carbon Credit Market Is Not Working
Cannabis2 weeks ago
Germany Plans to Legalize Home Cultivation and Possession of Cannabis as of April 1st, 2024