Gallery: Packaging the Future: Edible Wrappers, Containers and Bags (Yu...


Here at Inhabitat we’ve been hoping for, and advocating, biodegradable packaging for years, but now designer entrepreneurs are thinking even bigger; how about packaging one could actually consume? Turning what was a waste product into something that could actually confer nutrition (and would degrade quickly if uneaten), could make litter a thing of the past. Several companies have been working on edible packaging over the last couple of years, and as the idea moves closer to reality, Time magazine even called it a ‘game changer’ for 2012. Read on for a look at the state of the art in edible packaging!

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  1. Elsa Pike August 13, 2013 at 6:17 pm

    David Gray took the words right out of my mouth…

  2. David Gray August 13, 2013 at 5:44 pm

    Isn’t the point of packaging to protect the product? What protects the wrapper?

    Don’t get me wrong–these look delicious, but they’d only get filthy, ergo inedible.

  3. jjbirchler December 6, 2012 at 1:36 pm

    This sounds really awesome! However, can we get an article with more than 2 paragraphs before you have to click to get to the next page?????

  4. may12345 December 5, 2012 at 8:53 pm

    These are good ways to avoid additional wastes! We all should help lessen things that affects the climate. I found a website, that helps me keep track of my environmental acts and gives me a list of all the activities that will help the environment. You can share stories there too.

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