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Edible Packaging

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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)

Written by supriyamisra

June 18, 2012 at 12:19 pm

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  1. heard something similar to this years ago on the oprah show of all places. These two guys invented edible packaging for cheese slices. Can’t remember what it was made of but it was edible and compostable as well. I would be a little nervious to try it but ultimately i think i would. it’s just too cool of an idea not to.

    marliz

    June 19, 2012 at 9:42 pm

  2. wow very interested in trying the ice cream at coolhaus. I’m a little hesitant, but ultimately i would go for it. I mean how often do you get to eat ice cream and the packaging too?

    greenecoholic

    June 20, 2012 at 12:32 am


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