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U.K. Government Backs Effort To Develop Edible, Plastic-Free Beverage Packaging

August 19, 2019: 12:00 AM EST
The U.K. government’s innovation agency is funding a Lucozade Ribena Suntory-backed effort to develop edible/biodegradable seaweed-based capsules, called Oohos, that could be used to package drinks under 100 ml without using plastic. The funding was secured by Ooho manufacturer Notpla in partnership with Lucozade Ribena Suntory and Vita Mojo. The funding will help perfect the technology behind Oohos by creating a machine that could be installed in gyms or restaurants and make up to 3,000 Oohos a day containing drinks like Lucozade Sport. The machine would allow customers to buy liquid-filled Oohos at local coffee shops and gyms. Lucozade Ribena Suntory has committed to eliminate single-use plastic packaging and ensure 100 percent of its plastic packaging is reusable, recyclable, or compostable by 2025.[Image Credit: © Lucozade Ribena Suntory]
Tony Corbin , "Government funds Lucozade Ribena Suntory-backed edible pack", Packaging News, August 19, 2019, © Metropolis International Group Limited, a member of the Metropolis Group;
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