WikiCells: Eating Bottles Becomes Easier

Feb 28, 2012
Scientists develop special material that allows you to drink your favorite juice and then eat the bottle. The material of the bottle will be made of biodegradable plastic and food particles and will taste like the drink itself.

WikiCells, the material of the edible bottles was developed by professor David Edwards at Harvard University. It consists of natural food membrane with liquid within biodegradable shell.

The new technology will solve the problem of plastic bottles, which exacerbates the environmental burden. So far the specialists were able to create tomato membrane with gazpacho soup, orange membrane with orange juice, grape membrane with wine and chocolate membrane with hot chocolate.

The edible membrane could be produced with the help of special WikiCells Machine and will be available in restaurants, but Edwards hopes it will soon appear in supermarkets and stores.