Sustainable packaging brand Notpla has used seaweed leftover from its own production processes to create paper that can be turned into envelopes and boxes.
Notpla introduced its eponymous product Notpla Paper in collaboration with Canopy, a nonprofit organisation that aims to protect forests and animal species threatened by climate change.
Top: photo is by Longlong Han. Above: Notpla Paper is made from 30 per cent seaweed by-product
According to its creators, Notpla Paper is made from 30 per cent seaweed by-product, which refers to any secondary product that is made as a result of a production process and is often thrown away and wasted.
Notpla – which is a shortening of “not plastic” – uses pure seaweed to create all of its existing products, which include biodegradable condiment sachets and coating for food containers.
The brand explained that it wanted to find a use for the seaweed leftover from its production processes “to make sure nothing is wasted”.[…]
The paper can create containers for various products. Photo is by Longlong Han