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Edible Water Blobs Make For Eco-Friendly Hydration

Take your plastic water bottles and scram.

Image courtesy Skipping Rocks Lab.

If the sight of people guzzling out of their environmentally-unfriendly plastic water bottles—80 percent of which aren’t even recycled—causes a fiery rage to boil in your belly, the clever folks at London’s Skipping Rocks Lab have invented a decidedly green, DIY alternative that still allows for quenching your thirst on the go. Introducing Ooho!, an adorably named, edible blob that houses a handheld serving of water inside its jelly-like, algae-based membrane. In order to hydrate via Ooho!, one must either chomp into the blob and slurp extract the liquid innards or toss it back, casing and all. User’s choice.

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These Disappearing Packages Are Just Freakin’ Cool

Every company should try to trash their existing packaging for something like this.

For his master’s thesis project at the Pratt Institute, designer Aaron Mickelson decided to see if he could come up with solutions to the problem of all the waste produced by overly packaged commercial products. The results are super clever conceptual designs that prevent would-be trash from ever ending up in a landfill. Here's his idea applied to the Tide brand. To see more examples from this project, visit the website The Disappearing Package.

Reimagining Tide PODs

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Everything in this U.K. cafe, except the coffee, is recycled. Engineers, architects, and social scientists from Newcastle University spent three months building a pop-up cafe made entirely from food packaging—including plastic bottle chairs, walls made from cardboard boxes, and aprons for the baristas made from plastic bags.

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To Make Healthy Cereal Taste Better, Just Add Penguins

Can the art on a cereal box make kids think food tastes better, or think that it's healthier?

Hey kids, look closely at these cereals. Which is better?

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