After working with Coveris on biodegradable packaging, Notpla won a £1m Earthshot Prize

The Earthshot Prize, established in 2020 by His Royal Highness, Prince William, and the Royal Foundation, honors companies that advance sustainability until 2030.

Notpla won the “Build a Waste-Free World” category for their inspired efforts to build a sustainable and biodegradable plastic substitute from seaweed and plants.

Coveris, Notpla’s exclusive development and print partner, has produced a range of fully printed board packs using their barrier coating technology.

Notpla Coating, made from seaweed and plant extracts, creates a food-safe barrier on sustainable cardboard and biodegrades in four to six weeks. Notpla’s specifically coated board packs give the food-to-go and takeaway market a new range of protective, recyclable, and biodegradable solutions to address sustainability issues.

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Pierre Paslier, CEO, stated: “Fourteen million tonnes of plastic enter our waters each year. We launched Notpla after finding the solution in our waters. We are replacing trash in our seas and collaborating with seaweed farms that benefit the ecology and local economy.”

Coveris BU paper sales director Nigel Hewitt added: “We’re incredibly happy to partner with Notpla to support their packaging. It’s amazing to work with such an inventive organization and great that their hard work has been recognized with this significant achievement.”