Free invention: Burger Sheath

Abstract

A relatively thin, edible membrane of gelatin used as a substitute for fast-food disposable packaging and wrappers.

Background of Invention

When was the last time you recycled the burger wrapper from your favorite fast-food restaurant? Most likely, it was never. Fast-food packaging is the least-commonly recycled paper product in the world. While most packaging ends up in trash cans, the average American cars holds 8.5 square feet of fast-food packaging under seats and between seat cushions. And disposable packaging accounts for 35% of the total volume in an average American landfill. Experts have calculated that if the fast-food wrappers were removed from every U.S. automobile today, we would need to build six new landfills just to accommodate the overflow. It is conceivable that within 15 years the volume of discarded fast-food packaging in America will surpass the total volume of human beings in America.   The current invention takes discarded wrapping material out of our landills and puts it where it belongs – in our bellies. Edible gelatin film, applied with aerosol or brush, encases and protects fast-food items. The sheathing material also protects the diner’s apparel from accidental splattering of condiments and grease during consumption, thereby eliminating the need for paper napkins. The gelatin can be flavor balanced to enhance the dining experience or colorfully tinted to offer exciting presentation options.

Waste-and-Consumption

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