EDIBLE FOOD PACKAGING – disruption to plastic packaging?

Plastic has been around for as long as I have been alive.  It’s has a nearly indispensable use in food packaging.  However, disposal of plastic waste has become a global nightmare.  Still, no viable cost-effective alternative has replaced it. 

Is “edible packaging” the next disruptive trend that would significantly loosen the grip of plastic over the food packaging industry?