Ways to reduce packaging waste: reduce, reuse, recycle, or…eat it? Created by Dr. David Edwards, WikiCells – a type of edible packaging – is “designed to imitate how fruit and vegetables are ‘packaged’ in nature with a protective outer layer or skin you can eat” (Daily Mail). The cells are made from algae and calcium, can be flavored to complement the food, and can be used to package liquids and solids. Hesitant to eat it? Just compost it. It’s biodegradable like an orange peel!
If you’re in Austin, you can find edible packaging at CoolHaus, a delicious ice cream sandwich trailer usually found at East 6th and Waller. CoolHaus hands customers edible wrappers to hold their sandwiches with that you can eat when your sandwich is gone (zero waste)!
(image: Cool Hunting)