Prince William Views Welsh Seaweed Industry

Seagriculture USA 2024

M​atthew Covell reports that entrepreneurs recently gathered at Cardiff Metropolitan University, in Wales, to visit with environmental advocate Prince William, and discussed investment in the Welsh seaweed sector. A handful of exhibitors displayed products based on what Derek Walker, Future Generations Commissioner for Wales, dubbed the “super-power of seaweed.”

Among the exhibitors showcasing seaweed-based food and packaging solutions, the prince chatted with Pierre Paslier, co-founder, and co-chief executive officer of former Earthshot Prize winner Notpla, which supplies seaweed packaging to major sporting and music venues across the country.

The Prize was launched in 2020 by Prince William and the biologist and natural historian David Attenborough. The winners are selected by the Earthshot Prize Council, which includes the prince and Attenborough.

Editor’s note: Please forgive the audio quality of the first half of this video. You’ll get the idea, though.

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