LOOKING FOR SOLUTIONS OVER LAND AND SEA
Plastic Odyssey and Vilebrequin’s missions are very similar: finding new and innovative solutions to a cleaner ocean, starting upstream of the problem. By the time plastic makes it to sea, it’s already too late. Only 1% of plastics actually float, meaning the rest either sink or break down irretrievably into microparticles, finding their way into the food chain. Just consider this: we ingest an average of 5 grams of plastic every week. Not a very appetizing thought...
Aware that global challenges require local actions, Plastic Odyssey are undertaking a journey spanning three years, three continents and thirty different cities. After setting sail from France this Fall, their purpose-built laboratory will travel to the areas most badly affected by pollution: 80% of marine pollution currently comes from developing countries.
Reducing and recycling plastic waste before it gets to the ocean can be accessible to all. Acting as an ambassador for this message, Plastic Odyssey’s vessel will feature a fully operational on-board R&D laboratory for developing
(sorting, shredding, extrusion, pyrolysis…) as well as a showroom for educating and empowering communities on the alternatives.
When it comes to our oceans, there are no small changes or small contributions.