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9th International Seaweed Conference

"Seaweeds: supporting the European Green Deal"

Pierre Paslier, Cofounder & Co-CEO, Notpla, UK

 "Seaweed, an alternative to single use plastic packaging" 

About the speaker:
Pierre is a London-based Innovation Design Engineer. He started his career as a Packaging Engineer for L’Oréal in the daytime and hacking 3D-printers in his living room at night. He then decided to study design at the Royal College of Art and in 2013, he co-designed one of the first consumer delta 3D-printers. He loves DIY, especially if it involves drones lifting dangerous electronic components or street art robots redecorating the streets. This passion for innovation led him to co-found two startups, Gravity Sketch (3D creation in VR) and Notpla (edible packaging). Driven by the urge to act on our plastic crisis, he’s now 100% focused on Ooho, the edible water bottle as Co-CEO of Notpla. He has a Masters degree from the RCA’s Innovation Design Engineering programme (MA & MSci) and INSA de Lyon (MEng). He has written articles for Wired Magazine and given a number of conferences about his projects at TEDx conferences in Athens and Warwick.

Company info:

Notpla is a sustainable packaging startup based in London, pioneering the use of seaweed as an alternative to single use plastic packaging.  

Made from edible material combined with seaweed and plants, Notpla replaces plastic cups at sporting events, drinks at festivals and private parties; as well as sachets for a wide range of products, from perfumes and skincare creams to salad dressings and condiments.



Can we move away from plastic packaging? Through his experience launching Ooho "the edible water bottle”, Pierre Paslier will share insights on how seaweed and plants can become a solution against single use plastic and why consumers are playing a key role in the current disruption inflicted on the packaging industry. Pushing towards a 100% circular business model, Pierre will discuss innovation, collaboration with big corps, legislation and funding from the perspective of a startup.