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Tue Apr 30, 2019, 06:59 PM

*BREAKING* LONDON MARATHON REDUCED 200,000 PLASTIC BOTTLES WITH EDIBLE WATER PODS

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The London Marathon took a firm stance against plastic waste yesterday, replacing 200,000 water bottles with innovative water “pods” made from edible, biodegradable seaweed.

The water pouches are made by Skipping Rocks Lab, a London startup that’s developing alternatives to consumer products typically delivered in plastic.

“The changes and the trials we’re introducing for this year have the potential to change how mass participation events are delivered in future,” Hugh Brasher, the marathon director, told CNN.

Tens of thousands of runners were offered water in the Ooho! pods during the race. They can be bitten to release the water inside the seaweed membrane. The outer cover can also be ingested. But if not eaten, they biodegrade in a matter of mere weeks as compared with plastic bottles that take hundreds of years to decompose.

https://www.livekindly.co/london-marathon-edible-water-pods-plastic-bottles/




Forbes
London Marathon Runners Were Handed Seaweed Pouches Instead Of Plastic Bottles
https://www.forbes.com/sites/trevornace/2019/04/29/london-marathon-runners-were-handed-seaweed-pouches-instead-of-plastic-bottles/

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Reply *BREAKING* LONDON MARATHON REDUCED 200,000 PLASTIC BOTTLES WITH EDIBLE WATER PODS (Original post)
underpants Apr 2019 OP
cbdo2007 Apr 2019 #1
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Soxfan58 Apr 2019 #2
Kurt V. Apr 2019 #3
underpants Apr 2019 #4
Kurt V. Apr 2019 #5
underpants Apr 2019 #6
Kurt V. Apr 2019 #7
Karadeniz Apr 2019 #9
underpants Apr 2019 #11
Kurt V. Apr 2019 #13
uponit7771 Apr 2019 #10
FakeNoose Apr 2019 #8
underpants Apr 2019 #12
CaptainTruth Apr 2019 #14
canetoad Apr 2019 #15
underpants Apr 2019 #16

Response to underpants (Original post)

Tue Apr 30, 2019, 07:01 PM

1. Pretty cool...I wouldn't ingest them...but for disposal

At least they seem pretty cool.

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Tue Apr 30, 2019, 07:02 PM

2. .

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Tue Apr 30, 2019, 07:04 PM

3. k&r this is down right exciting.

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Response to Kurt V. (Reply #3)

Tue Apr 30, 2019, 07:08 PM

4. Yes it is

who knew there there was something useful on the Facebook?

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Response to Kurt V. (Reply #5)

Tue Apr 30, 2019, 07:22 PM

6. Yes

The fascination with people skillfully, or not so skillfully, cutting down trees is one of my personal favorites.

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Response to Kurt V. (Reply #5)

Tue Apr 30, 2019, 07:32 PM

9. Now, Kurt, you know in your heart that's just not true! I'm sorry to be the one to mete out

your punishment, but justice must prevail. So here goes:you must go to Love Meow on the internet and fully read a week's worth of endearing, heartwrenching accounts of hapless felines who, with luck and internal fortitude, have been saved from lives as slaves in salt mines or an equally disastrous fate. The justice panel feels this punishment suits the crime. We trust there will be no further aspersions cast as to the complete and utter adorability of felines or canines, solo or with water pods. Sorry it had to come to this!

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Response to Karadeniz (Reply #9)

Tue Apr 30, 2019, 07:37 PM

11. As the prophets foretold

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Response to Kurt V. (Reply #3)

Tue Apr 30, 2019, 07:34 PM

10. IKR !?!?! Yeah, science !!!

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Tue Apr 30, 2019, 07:28 PM

8. Even if these pods end up on the sidewalk or street

... they would biodegrade and not go to the landfill. If animals ingest them, no harm done. That's the beauty of these! They don't seem very practical though, I wouldn't carry one in my pocket, I don't think.

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Response to FakeNoose (Reply #8)

Tue Apr 30, 2019, 07:41 PM

12. 12:53

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Tue Apr 30, 2019, 08:31 PM

14. It's great that they break down in 4-6 weeks, but...

... it limits their consumer use, you can't stash them in your pantry for a couple months.

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Tue Apr 30, 2019, 08:33 PM

15. Brilliant

Seaweed - the way of the future.

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Response to canetoad (Reply #15)

Tue Apr 30, 2019, 09:06 PM

16. Landweed seems to be finally getting its due too

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