A British scientist claims to have invented a plastic-free, single-use water bottle that can decompose within three weeks.
The Choose Water bottle, developed by James Longcroft, aims to replace plastic bottles and help save the world’s oceans from plastic waste.
The outer lining of the bottle is made out of recycled paper donated by businesses, while the waterproof inner lining is made with a composite material Longcroft has developed himself. All the constituents of the bottle can fully decompose within three weeks when left in water or landfill, and can be eaten by sea creatures. The steel cap on the bottle will also rust and fully decompose in about a year.
Longcroft hopes to see the bottles available in stores by the end of the year, and that they will be sold for about 85p and 90p (about $1.2) so that they become a viable alternative to plastic.