Designers create edible food container made from wheat husks

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edible takeaway packaging: The Reuse
edible takeaway packaging: The Reuse

Studio Forest and Whale designed a takeaway packaging that can be eaten or home composted. It’s called “The Reuse”.

Designers Gustavo Maggio and Wendy Chua use wheat husks as the main material. The container is designed for takeaway food as it can’t hold moist food for more than 3 hours.

“The wheat husk is ground into smaller pellets and then, with the addition of a small amount of natural binder and water, pressed within two metal moulds at high temperature,” Maggio

Once the food is finished the packaging can be eaten or composted, and it is even designed with precut lines for a piece of it to be teared off and used as a tool to eat with (similar to a piece of bread).

“The design of this salad bowl came from observing and analysing eating rituals and trying to find the ideal use for this material. In many cultures, salads are accompanied by a slice of bread or breadstick that acts as a tool to help eating and also gives a contrasting texture to the salad ingredient.” — Gustavo Maggio

What would it taste like?

Mr. Maggio says the closest thing he can relate it to is “bran”, but it isn’t particularly tasty. However, it can be completely home composted and will disappear in 30 days.

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