Environmental Article: An Alternative to Plastic Water Bottles?

Skipping Rocks Lab has designed a water container that is significantly more eco-friendly than plastic water bottles. The process only costs about one penny per capsule; water is frozen and wrapped in a combination of calcium chloride and sodium alginate, both of which are found in seaweed. This new water container is an exciting alternative to plastics, which require natural gas to make and are not biodegradable. The biggest potential drawback I can see to this new container would be the inability to handle it as roughly as a water bottle; since the water is just held in place with a thin double membrane, it might easily pop. Article here.

Untitled

Advertisements

One Response to Environmental Article: An Alternative to Plastic Water Bottles?

  1. […] Homes (pub. 9/16) – Week 5 (9/23): Burning Fossil Fuels(pub. 9/20) – Week 6 (9/30): Alternative to Plastic Water Bottles (pub. 9/27) – Week 7 (10/7): Plastic-Eating Mealworms (pub. 10/2) – Week 9 […]

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: