Notpla

Biotechnology

Notpla is a material made from seaweed and plants. They make packaging disappear.

258 Paradise Row
London E2 9LE
UK
  • Their goal is to create a waste-free alternative to plastic bottles and cups.
  • They create advanced packaging solutions that disappear, naturally.
  • Sustainable packaging | Edible and biodegradable | Alternative to plastic.

At Notpla they developed exceptional packaging solutions that disappear, naturally. Rodrigo Garcia Gonzalez and Pierre Paslier co-founded Skipping Rocks Lab in 2013 while studying Innovation Design Engineering at Imperial College London and the Royal College of Art. After their first video of Ooho went viral in 2013, they joined Climate KIC, Europe’s largest funded accelerator concentrated on climate innovation.

The team started co-operating with chemists and chemical engineers from Imperial College to test Ooho at running events, festivals and takeaway shops. They quickly started working on a scalable production technology. In April 2017, they raised their first round on Crowdcube which supported grow the business, create the first machine and set up a production hub in London.
Sky Ocean Ventures invested in summer 2018 to stimulate the development of the second product and expand the chemistry, commercial, engineering and design teams.

NOTPLA, the material developed by Skipping Rocks Lab has expanded beyond just Ooho, and in 2019 the startup decided to give it a name and became NOTPLA.

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