Over example, people have been asked by environmentalist

Over the past few years Rodrigo Garcia Gonzalez, Pierre Paslier, and Guillaume Couche, all from the Imperial College in London have been researching ways to eliminate plastic waste. More specifically waste from plastic water bottles. Plastic water bottles can take over 100 years to decompose. On top of that  50 million bottles are produced by the U.S, and 80% of those bottles end up in landfills. People have done many things to try and combat these numbers. For example, people have been asked by environmentalist groups to use reusable water bottle or ditch plastic water bottles for water fountains. Sadly these efforts have done little to help. The researchers at Imperial College have created a new way to combat the waste. They created water bubbles. The water bubbles are bubbles of water encased in a biodegradable, clear, and tasteless casing made of seaweed. To create the edible water bubble they used a short and simple process called spherification. To do this they had to identify the problem, which is plastic water bottles create too much waste. Then then they need to find something edible that be broken down and made tasteless and clear. They chose seaweed. To begin making it they first froze the water into a shape of a ball. Secondly, they take the frozen ball and put it in a calcium chloride solution, to create the first layer around the water ball. Next they wanted to create a second layer so it would be less prone to breaking, they took the frozen water ball and put it in an algae extract (seaweed). The process is really simple and at only two cents to create, it is very cost effective! Lastly, they named it the “Ooho bubble”. From the creation the of the “Ooho bubble”, the researchers learned that it would become a huge help to the environment because it can reduce so much waste. The researchers have been working on the “Ooho bubble” since 2014. They created the “Ooho bubble” at the Imperial College in London. The reason behind the creation of the “Ooho Bubble” was because there was a huge need for a biodegradable container that could store water. If the “Ooho Bubble” succeeds then the number of 50 million water bottles produced by the U.S. will plummet.