Water you can eat
Want to know what we're up to?
"Drunk your water? Now eat the bottle it came in."
"This edible water blob could replace plastic water bottles."
"Don't recycle water bottles, eat them instead."
by Skipping Rocks Lab
Skipping Rocks Lab is a seaweed-tech startup based in London. We’ve created Ooho!, the edible water bottle. It’s a spherical packaging made of seaweed, entirely natural and biodegradable. Our goal is to create a waste-free alternative to plastic bottles and cups. Our proprietary material is actually cheaper than plastic and can encapsulate any beverage including water, soft drinks, spirits and cosmetics.
The consumption of non-renewable resources for single use bottles and the amount of waste generated is profoundly unsustainable. The aim of Ooho is to provide the convenience of plastic bottles while limiting the environmental impact.
Skipping Rocks Lab is part of the Climate KIC start-up acceleration program founded by the European Institute of Innovation & Technology (EIT) and the scientific team is based in Imperial College.
Skipping Rocks Lab was awarded the 2014 Lexus Design Award, the 2014 World Technology Award (environment) held in association with Fortune and TIME, 2015 SEA Award and 2016 UK Energy Globe Award.
Rodrigo García González
Partner at Greencoat Capital
Chemical Engineer at GSK