You can either eat it package and all — which is the optimum, most efficient way to dispose of it, especially if you don’t mind a “chewy, crunchy texture” — or if discarded the membrane will biodegrade in a few weeks.
One of the suggested uses is for marathons or other long-distance running events that typically see athletes dropping plastic bottles where convenient. Granted, they’re going to have to drink (or is that eat?) several of the pods to match a bottle’s volume.
A sampling of the mixed review comments that were posted about the video:
- “Super cool. Although it's clear that the use case for these isn't for all events needing water, I'm sure there are situations in which this idea will shine.”
- “How about filling a glass, or similar reusable vessel, with tap water?”
- “Yeah but how many do you have to eat to equal a bottle of water. And won’t these be sold or need to be carried in plastic bags. You can’t just walk around with a handful of these equivalent to a bottle of water. And what about Covid. You would have [to] sell these in a plastic bag so they aren’t contaminated. I have a feeling you can’t wash them if you buy them in bulk and use your own bag. You would have to use plastic anyway.”
- “Will it comes [sic] with cola?”
More importantly, what do you think?