Notpla named as one of the winners of Prince William's Earthshot Prize
Tri-Star Packaging supplier Notpla named as one of the winners of Prince William's Earthshot Prize for seaweed packaging innovation.
UK based startup Notpla have become the first UK winners of the £1m Earthshot prize for their seaweed based alternative to plastic. The Earthshot Prize is designed to help discover and grow sustainable solutions that will help repair and regenerate our planet while also positively impacting people and communities.
Now in its second year the Earthshot prize seeks to find environmental solutions that offer game changing impact around the world. Choosing from over 1000 applications Notpla made it down to the 15 finalists chosen from 10 countries through a selection process supported by an expert advisory panel.
Tri-Star Packaging are proud early adopters of the Notpla range, launching it’s food to go boxes in September 2021.
“For many years, our mission has been to seek out, test and introduce a wider variety of more sustainable packaging,” says Tri-Star Packaging Sales Director Lee Richards. “We are excited to offer these award winning recyclable and home-compostable kraft food boxes, made with naturally renewable and abundant seaweed lining.
Notpla Coating does not require specific recycling pathways or specialised industrial composting equipment to degrade. It takes less than six weeks to completely decompose in a home composting environment.
“The boxes are manufactured in the UK, from sustainable sources which include up to 25% grass. Adding to their sustainable credentials, they also make a significant contribution to carbon footprint reduction, saving over 250kg of carbon-dioxide and 3,000 litres of water per tonne of carton board, when compared to conventional fibre alternatives.”
Renewable, recyclable and compostable
The Notpla coating is made from one of nature’s most renewable resources, brown seaweed, which grows up to 1 metre per day. Seaweed doesn’t compete with food crops, and doesn’t need fresh water or fertilizer.
Fully recyclable, Notpla coated kraft food boxes are grease and heat-resistant, stackable, and easy to use. The design features webbed corners so the boxes are also leak resistant. Ideal for a range of foods from burgers to loaded fries or dry curries, Notpla boxes are available in two sizes – 738ml (26oz) and 1307ml (46oz).
Notpla coated kraft food boxes from Tri-Star Packaging are grease and heat-resistant, stackable, and easy to use.
Tri-Star Packaging’s new recyclable and home-compostable kraft food boxes feature Notpla Coating, made from naturally renewable and abundant seaweed.