'Scoby' — an acronym for 'Symbiotic Culture Of Bacteria and Yeast,' can be created through a fermentation process and it is the main ingredient in Roza Janusz's fully edible food packaging. The ecologically enriching membrane is delicate and thin, actively preventing the influx of oxygen. With a low pH, the innovative alternative is an ideal candidate for dry and semi-dry food storage. In addition, the Scoby material boasts healthy bacteria that is nutritious to both the human gut and the soil in the garden.
The fully edible food packaging is a part of the designer's graduate project at the School of Form in Poznan, Poland. This design-friendly venture provides a clear insight of how whole industries can develop zero-waste product packaging.
Roza Janusz Uses Scoby as an Alternative to Plastic Take-Out Boxes
1. Fully Edible Packaging - The trend of using fully edible packaging offers opportunities for sustainable and zero-waste product packaging solutions.
2. Scoby as Packaging Material - The use of Scoby as an alternative to plastic in food packaging opens up possibilities for innovative and eco-friendly packaging solutions.
3. Fermentation-based Packaging - The trend of utilizing fermentation processes to create packaging materials presents disruptive innovation opportunities for the packaging industry.
1. Food Packaging Industry - The food packaging industry can explore the use of fully edible packaging made from Scoby as a sustainable and eco-friendly packaging option.
2. Sustainable Packaging Industry - The sustainable packaging industry can adopt and promote the use of Scoby as a fermentation-based alternative to plastic packaging materials.
3. Biotechnology Industry - The biotechnology industry can leverage fermentation processes to develop innovative packaging materials like fully edible Scoby-based packaging.