Frank Cheng

Designing products which can be Biodegradable to remove wastes of the products.

Decomposition A natural process of breaking down organic substances

Problem: Plastic:

  • Long approximated time which is 100 years
  • Required a soil environment in 50°C to biodegrade
  • Could not biodegrade under ocean
    • Damaging sea animals health
    • Pollution
Archiving Decomposition 
Using biodegradable material
  • Choosing a shorter time biodegrade material
  • Can be eaten after using


Skipping Rocks Lab is a seaweed-tech startup based in London. We’ve created Ooho!, the edible water bottle. It’s a spherical packaging made of seaweed, entirely natural and biodegradable. Our goal is to create a waste-free alternative to plastic bottles and cups. Our proprietary material is actually cheaper than plastic and can encapsulate any beverage including water, soft drinks, spirits and cosmetics.

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.

Skipping Rocks Lab is part of the Climate KIC start-up acceleration program founded by the European Institute of Innovation & Technology (EIT) and the scientific team is based in Imperial College.


Skipping Rocks Lab was awarded the 2014 Lexus Design Award, the 2014 World Technology Award (environment) held in association with Fortune and TIME, 2015 SEA Award and 2016 UK Energy Globe Award.


LOLISTRAW is the world’s first edible, hypercompostable, marine-degradable straw aimed at replacing the 500M plastic straws used every day in the US.