Sustainable packaging from seaweed

Notpla is an up-and-coming company working to scale sustainable, biodegradable packaging material made from seaweed and other plants. The team is a combination of designers, chemists, engineers, and entrepreneurs, and their work offers an alternative to single-use plastics. As WWF’s Cost of Plastic report estimates that the lifetime cost of plastic is 10x the market cost, businesses can benefit from choosing alternative materials.

So, how does this connect to ocean acidification? Seaweed sequesters carbon and nitrogen from the ocean, a function that prevents ocean acidification. Seaweed farms also create sanctuaries for sea creatures. While still in its early stages, Notpla shows that the technology we need to make business out of boundaries is here and ready to be scaled.

Share this case to the world


Submit your own case

Inspire others by sharing your story on a business innovation that has turned a planetary boundary into a planetary possibility.

Is there a regulation or an innovation connected to the planetary boundaries you don’t yet see here that we should be aware of? Contact us, and we’ll see if it can find a home on Planetary Possibilities.