I think one of the reasons to hesitate eating the packaging material could be to avoid contamination. We don't want to eat somehting thats been exposed to dirt and has been touched by hands. But at the same time, we've all eaten icecreams from cones without a second thought.What are your thoughts? How do these edible packaging business tackle the problem of avoiding contamination?
Reg the idea of having no bins: I found it amusing when he mentioned that there are no bins in the streets of Switzerland! Its a wonderful idea,but it would only work in Switzerland! Here in India, under our new administration, there is a new initiative going on to increase the number of bins on the streets so as to not litter the place. This is a place where most people consider anything (that is not their house) to be a dumpyard and feel free to litter their surroundings. So maybe after training a generation of Indians to mandatorily use dustbins, after changing their behaviour so that they consider littering to be NOT normal, THEN the design idea of NOT introducing dustbins would work here :)