Edible Water Bottle

Now you can make your own water bottle and eat them too, using a process called spherification. This process creates a liquid with a soft membrane that you can eat.

The process combines drinking water with sodium alginate, which comes from brown seaweed. Spoonfuls are put into a bath of calcium lactate, a gelatinous membrane begins to form.

50 billion plastic water bottles are used each year in the United States, which requires 17 million barrels of oil.. Less than a quarter of that plastic will get recycled. A solution or temporary? Either way you can help reduce our plastic waste and actually make an edible water bottle at home with just water and Calcium lactate:

Calcium lactate: A salt found in common items like cheese, baking powder, and antacids.