First Marathon to Swap Plastic Bottles for Biodegradable Pouches Made Out of Plants

As opposed to giving plastic water bottles to the 41,000 competitors who participated in the London Marathon this weekend, the runners were given minimal biodegradable blobs as a means of reducing plastic waste. The London Marathon turned into the first full long distance race to supplant their plastic bottles with the edible Ooho water bottles. The Ooho packaging, which is made entirely out of sustainable seaweed extracts, only costs about 2 cents to make. Designed by London-based startup Skipping Rocks Labs, the tasteless biodegradable compartment is made out of a…

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