November 10, 2022 6:06 AM EST

Tastee Tape is the solution to exploding tacos and burritos the world didn’t know it needed. Invented by an all-female undergraduate student team at Johns Hopkins’ Whiting School of Engineering, it’s edible, clear, and tasteless, and holds food together like Scotch tape on wrapping paper. Though not yet available—the inventors expect to have a product available for consumer testing by spring 2023—the Tastee Tape prototype went viral in May, making its way into articles, podcasts, and a Jimmy Fallon monologue. Beyond preventing food from landing in laps, co-inventor Tyler Guarino says it will also help reduce restaurants’ reliance on single-use food wrappings, utensils, bowls, and napkins.

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