Technology is promoting sustainability. A Harvard bioengineer named David Edwards invented edible packaging called WikiCells that can enclose any food or beverage “like a grape skin,” he claims. His company launched egg-shaped yogurt servings and no-foil cheese cubes and is working on “a cup of” coffee.
On the food service side, Bob’s Burger Chain in Brazil is serving burgers in packaging that can be eaten along with the burger inside. And Coolhaus, an L.A.-based food truck, wraps its ice cream sandwiches in edible material.