At the London Marathon yesterday, organizers tried something new to sustainably refresh runners and replace plastic bottles and paper cups that litter the route of most road races.  According to CBS News, the 40,000 runners received a seaweed capsule filled with Lucozade Sport, an electrolyte drink that they could either eat or tear open and drink and then dispose of the seaweed skin, which biodegrades in six weeks.  The small pods are made by the London-based startup Skipping Rocks Lab and are designed to be both edible and biodegradable — the pods themselves are tasteless.  This year’s trial resulted in the elimination of hundreds of thousands of plastic water bottles!

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