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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Whether its water or other drinks, we all go through a lot of plastic bottles these days.

Now overseas in Britain, there may be a solution on the horizon.

The jelly-like membrane is made of plant and seaweed extract and is edible. The inside is filled with water or other beverages.

Participants at a marathon in England gave them a thumbs up.

“Fantastic, plastic free, little energy bubble burst in your mouth,” said one runner.

If the membrane isn’t eaten, it biodegrades after four to six weeks.