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Eat Packaging, Save Landfills

Emily Pasnak-Lapchick

We’re a society addicted to plastic. Plastic is increasing as a portion of our overall waste and is expected to account for 12 percent of household waste in 2012.

Harvard Professor David Edwards thinks we can do better, and is proposing we displace all that packaging from landfills and into our bellies. Instead of packaging food in plastic, he’s developed WikiCells, an edible shell. The shell can be peeled off like a banana and then composted, or just eaten.

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