Made from seaweed

Notpla is made from one of nature’s most renewable resources, brown seaweed.

Growing up to 1m per day, it doesn’t compete with food crops, doesn’t need fresh water or fertiliser and actively contributes to de-acidifying our oceans.

Biodegradable

Most people don’t know that 50% of plastic packaging is used once and thrown away. Notpla biodegrades naturally in 4-6 weeks. No micro-plastics, no waste for centuries. Unlike PLA, it is home compostable and doesn’t contaminate PET recycling.

Manufacturing

At the heart of our solution is a bespoke manufacturing machine that produces Oohos sachets in the range of 15-100ml, depending on the application. Once fully tested and scaled up our business model will be to lease this machine and sell cartridges of materials to food manufacturers, co-packers and event organisers, enabling them to produce and sell Oohos containing drinks or sauces as desired.

The machine is still in development and we are working with a selection of corporate clients to evaluate and trial this machinery.

 

Future products

Our team works relentlessly to find solutions to the most wasteful single use plastics. Here’s a preview of what we’re working on.

Heat sealable films

From wrappers to packets of powders and dry food, our heat sealable films will enable brands to pass on plastic. We can design both water soluble or insoluble films depending on the application.

Sachets

We’re developing sachets for non food products such as screws, nails or hardware. Made from Notpla, these will biodegrade as soon as they’re in contact with soil, moisture or bacteria and disappear within weeks.