Episode 29: The Future of Plastic with Notpla

What would it take to reinvent plastic? Ambition, a highly creative and skilled team, and the guts to go for it. It's news to no one that we have a plastic problem. It's used for everything, but its end-of-life process is one we would rather not think about. However, turning a blind eye to the issues that it's causing has not worked, nor will it. What needs to happen is a reinvention of both plastic and our mindset on how to use it. Thankfully, companies like Notpla are way ahead of us, already able to provide a solution for single-use items that are used quickly and discarded just as fast. With us this week to help breakdown our current reality as well as the positive steps being taken to alter the course of our future is Pierre Paslier, Co-founder and Co-CEO of Notpla. Join us as we talk about why plastic is a go-to product, what mindset shifts need to occur, and how their disappearing packaging is setting a precedent for what the future will look like.


Clara Mouawad

Clara is the Content Specialist at BCC Research, where she spends her time writing blogs and white papers, designing graphics and thinking up ways BCC can take over the world...like with a podcast.

A world traveler (less so during COVID19, of course), marketing whiz and always thirsty for knowledge, Clara finds innovators in a variety of fields and asks the question that our listeners want to know: How will this industry, technology or company shape how we live and work in the future?

Episode Timeline

  • [00:00]Wellspring sponsorship
  • [00:47]Introducing the plastic industry, plastic alternatives, and Notpla
  • [01:55]Pierre's story and the origin of Notpla
  • [06:23]The history of plastic and the issues we're facing now
  • [11:53]Notpla's process and materials used to create an alternative
  • [19:22]Notpla's integration to create a zero-waste marathon racing experiences
  • [25:17]Which industry will be the first to shift away from single use plastics?
  • [36:07]The future of Notpla and plastic alternatives in 10 years