Is Edible Food Packaging The Answer To Plastic Waste?
The purpose of the article is to inform us of the new possible way to reduce plastic waste by replacing food packaging with WikiCells
WikiCells, the brain child of Harvard professor David Edwards, are “novel edible forms for eating and drinking transportable foods and drinks without plastic.” WikiCells consist of a natural food membrane held together by electrostatic forces and containing a liquid, emulsion, foam, or solid food substance possibly within an edible or biodegradable shell.
Because plastic makes up a bulk of our waste, this innovative idea would cut down on the amount of plastic thrown away by eliminating the most prominent source of plastic: food packaging.
The writer maintained a neutral attitude throughout the article.
The writer assumes that the new food packaging technology would eliminate the need for plastic containers, thereby reducing plastic waste.
The writer represents David Edwards’s point of view.
The concepts in the article is the idea of replacing non-biodegradable plastic with the more environmentally-friendly packaging WikiCells.
The implications of the article is that one major source of plastic waste would be eliminated and thus, reduce pollution.
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