Using the best of material science, they are changing the dirty game of use and dispose into use and dissolve and in some cases use and eat!
The film wrap can be used for agricultural and household goods–individually wrapped portions of food, dissolvable laundry bags for infection control, or packaging and protecting any molded products.
According to Just Live Greener, in the U.S. alone, “single-use items consume nearly 100,000 tons of plastic and 800,000 tons of tree pulp, and will still be in our landflill 300 years from now.”
If we can package, protect, and keep sanitized our food, clothes, and “things,” and do it in a way that is safe for the environment, we have a double-win!
Monosol has some cool ideas with packaging food in the soluble films and adding nutrients and flavoring to wrapping, so a wrapper is not just a wrapper, but just another element of the food itself.
According to fast Company, Monolsol’s earning topped $100M last year, and that this could be just the tip of the packaged iceberg.
A disappearing packaging wrapper that is not only soluble, but eatable–I say pass the salt, please. 😉