Monday, November 7, 2011

Sticker on Apples will 'Wash' Your Fruit

An Apple a day will keep the doctor away... right? 
Well, what about those annoying stickers that are stuck to each one... you know, the one that you accidentally swallow or get stuck between your teeth... (guilty) 
Turns out engineer/designer Scott Amron has come up with a solution to that annoying problem. The solution is a sticker that instead of pealed off and thrown in the trash or stuck to the bottom of the table... is actually engineered to dissolve into an organic soap that helps wash and remove water-resistant wax, pesticides and fungicides. 
"I've always been discontent with fruit labels and felt they could do more than just display product info and be difficult to peel off," Amron told Gizmag. "We buy, wash and eat fruit. So, the wash step was the next thing the label should help with." Whilst the labels ingredients are currently being kept secret, they are designed to "outlast the fruit they label," says Amron. The process of adding water and rubbing the label triggers the dissolving action, which transforms the label into a fruit wash. Alternatively, the stickers can be peeled off and thrown away. 
Sound too good to be true...? Amron hopes to bring the dissolving labels to market in the next 6-9 months. 


via gizmag

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