From Edible Picnic Containers to Tomato-Based Bowls

By: Laura McQuarrie - Jun 10, 2014
Although there are efforts like zero packaging grocery stores that help to reduce needless packaging, edible food containers offer a compromise that satisfies both the environment and your appetite.

For things like soup, bread bowls are a pretty safe route to go, since they're a natural pairing, but some of the more unexpected edible food packages include things like cupcake wrappers made from seaweed, or bowls made from fruits and vegetables. Edible containers have been around for a long time, but as 3D printing becomes more accessible, it will also be much easier to create edible tableware too. With these kinds of edible food containers, you're able to feel totally guilt-free, since you can make everything on your plate—and placemat—disappear.