Pierre is the Co-CEO and Co-founder at Notpla, developing sustainable seaweed and plant-based alternatives to traditional packaging materials that disappear naturally, giving consumers the convenience of single-use, without the plastic waste. Winner of the prestigious Earthshot Prize, Notpla are famed for their edible liquid packaging, Ooho, their takeaway box coating and single-use film sachet replacements. To date, their solutions have already replaced 2.8 million pieces of single-use plastic from entering our environment.
Pierre has a master’s degree from the Royal College of Art’s Innovation Design Engineering programme (MA and MSci) and INSA de Lyon (MEng). He started his career as a packaging engineer for L’Oréal in the daytime and hacking 3D printers in his living room at night. He then decided to study design at the Royal College of Art and in 2013, he co-designed one of the first consumer delta 3D printers. His passion for innovation led him to co-found two start-ups, Gravity Sketch (3D creation in VR) and Notpla. Driven by the urge to act on our plastic crisis, he’s now 100% focused on Notpla as co-CEO.