Video Pitch
Video Pitch
Project Overview

For our Design Food Challenge, we are developing a sustainable food packaging system, to protect food in the journey from producer to consumer. Our goal is to create a special coating that can be easily applied to a spherical nutritious b-all, which will preserve it intact until it reaches the consumer. The ingredients used should derive from the kitchen produce. For instance, banana peels, which have been an experimental material to create bioplastics.The core of our proposal is a b-all, concealed into an edible, sustainable package, integrated into a whole food system, which can be used to fulfill local and immediate needs, supply nourishment to less fertile land communities, and also help in extreme S.O.S emergency situations. The key word is share: people that have more, will help others in need, by sharing their food, successfully. The b-all should be made-by-hand in places where resources are available, using local abundant ingredients and traditional recipes. The b-all can be eaten immediately, but can also be stored to be consumed later, thanks to a special double peel coating developed by us, inspired by nature and using already available information. This coating is composed by a first elastic foam-like layer and a second impermeable varnish, both used by lots of organisms, like insects and fruit, to protect their delicate content. In order to send the b-all to extreme S.O.S emergency situations, or for a nice long-distance family business, a set of balls, supplying the basic nourishment needs of one meal, should be packed on a second container, using again local materials, for instance, banana leaves. In this way the end user will receive a complete nutritious and delicious meal, in an easy-to-eat sustainable-package that will surely make their day.