Here is an inventive idea on how to lessen plastic pollution: a water bottle that…drum roll, please…YOU CAN EAT!!! The edible “Ooho” water bottle, created by Rodrigo García González, is made out of gelatinous calcium chloride and brown algae using a culinary technique known as spherification.
Why is having less plastic pollution important?
In America alone, about 50 billion plastic bottles are consumed per year.
“At last count, about 1.5 million barrels of crude oil are tapped annually to manufacture plastic bottles, according to a 2007 resolution by the U.S. Conference of Mayors. After they’re thrown away, these containers often end up polluting the ocean, where there are roughly over 46,000 pieces of floating plastic trash for every square mile, according to a report by the United Nations.” source: Smithsonianmag.com