the Future of Bottled Water

Is the Ooho algae balloon the end of the water bottle? Edible algae ‘balloon’ created by London-based design students, could cut plastic waste.

The Ooho algae balloon created by a gelatinous membrane of sodium alginate and calcium chloride.



The spheres are made by a technique used in cooking, called gelification, and the final package will ‘hygienic and biodegradable.’

Ooho water balloon named one of 12 winners of the Lexus Design Award 2014, costs approximately 2 cents a unit.

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Designed by: design students Rodrigo García González, Pierre Paslier, and Guillaume Couche.



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via PSFK