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Seagriculture 2019

8th International Seaweed Conference

"Seaweed Success Stories"

25-26 September 2019, Ostend, Belgium

Pierre Paslier

Co-Founder, Skipping Rocks Lab, UK

"Seaweed packaging to tackle plastic pollution"

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 Skipping Rocks Lab (edible packaging). Driven by the urge to act on our plastic addiction, he’s now 100% focused on Ooho, the edible water bottle as Co-CEO of Skipping Rocks Lab. 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.

Skipping Rocks Lab
Skipping Rocks Lab is a seaweed-tech startup based in London. We’ve created Ooho!, the edible water bottle. It’s a flexible sachet made of seaweed, entirely natural and biodegradable. Our goal is to create a waste-free alternative to small plastic bottles and cups. Oohos can encapsulate any beverage including water, soft drinks, spirits and cosmetics. At the heart of our solution is a machine to locally produce Oohos in the range of 10-150mL per sachet. Akin to a barista coffee machine, the business model of Skipping Rocks Lab is to provide machine and materials for marathons, festivals and cafés to produce and sell fresh Oohos on site.