Ooho! is a new kind of packaging made from seaweed that proposes an alternative to plastic bottles. Our spherical water container is easy and cheap to make, strong, hygienic, biodegradable, and can even be eaten.

The consumption of non-renewable resources for single use bottles and the amount of waste generated is profoundly unsustainable. The aim of Ooho is to provide the convenience of plastic bottles while limiting the environmental impact.

Ooho! is the first project of Skipping Rocks Lab, a London-based startup cofounded by Rodrigo Garcia Gonzalez, Guillaume Couche and Pierre Paslier.

Skipping Rocks Lab is part of the Climate KIC start-up acceleration program founded by the European Institute of Innovation & Technology (EIT).

The scientific team is formed by Dr Koon-Yang Lee, Dr Maria Jimenez-Solomon and Dr Keeran Ward. They have several years of experience working in polymers engineering, with a special focus on sustainability, alginate and membrane science.

Skipping Rocks Lab was recently awarded the World Technology Award (environment) held in association with Fortune and TIME.

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