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These eco water bubbles are mesmerising, free and totally edible

Katherine Lovage

Londoners: you’re dirty and you know it. (Didn’t you see the fatberg?) Current waste-reduction and recycling efforts just aren’t cutting it. But you know what’s even better than recyclable packaging? Edible packaging. 

Meet the Ooho, a water bubble invented to help reduce the amount of nasty single-use plastic on the planet.

Forget bottled water. These water balloons, courtesy of London startup Skipping Rocks Lab, are 100 percent naturally packaged in materials extracted from seaweed and plants, which means as well as being leak-free and convenient like a plastic water bottle, they can biodegrade in four to six weeks. Although why you’d throw one away, we really can’t fathom, because they’re also edible! 

Coloured Oohos

You can gobble up an Ooho water bubble for free as part of Clerkenwell Design Week. If you’re over 18, sample a flavoured, boozy bubble too. Even better, pretend you’re an astronaut in zero gravity gorging on floating water blobs while saving the environment too. Winner. 

Visit the Ooho pop-up in the garden of St James’s Church in Clerkenwell, May 22-24. For water bubbles drop by noon-1pm, for boozy bubbles 4pm-6pm.

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