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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.


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 agains 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.


packaging, single use plastic, foodtech, local manufacturing