I am not a hippie environmental nutjob - I use paper plates daily to save myself from washing dishes.
But I was looking at the amount of plastic in a weeks worth of soylent.
I think its still better than eating from the supermarket, in terms of plastic waste, but an improvement could be made.
In an effort to stop powder getting everywhere on the kitchen bench, i am going to pour 7 days worth of soylent into a tub and scoop it from there.
So I would be happy with a bigger pouch. The pouches at the moment are good because they are thin, but they could be improved.
Bigger oil bottle
If a larger transparent bottle was employed, with 7 daily level marks on the side, one only needs to pour out increments each day
Plastic output could be lowered with bigger packages purely through the increased mass to surface area ratio for the packaging.
- I have not yet seen the new boxes, but I was quite surprised to see the amount of wasted space - the 7 day box is huge and it seems over half of it is wasted air space.
I look forward to seeing the new box design that was announced on the soylent blog.