Go Ahead, Eat It!


The last time you finished a bag of chips or some other tasty snack, you probably crumpled the bag unhappily in your hand and looked for a trash receptacle, or shoved it in your bag and found it later, probably with the same amount of unhappiness. Fortunately, there might soon be a delicious solution to your plastic problem: wrappers you can eat.

The project, called WikiCells, seeks to use “natural packaging” to keep foods fresh in an edible, nontoxic way. It has been speculated that this packaging could actually be used to season or flavor the food it protects, such as a fruity packaging for yogurt, or a chocolate membrane for hot chocolate. The possibilities are incredible, and may just be able to solve the plastic problem that has been plaguing our landfills.

What sparked our fire: The nature of which doctors are lending their expertise to help reduce our plastic waste problem.

How will the emerging edible wrapper technology effect the consumer packaged goods industry?




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