Geneva November 8, 2022/AP/-- After six years of preparation, the Plastic Odyssey and its crew left Marseilles Port on October 1 to begin a three-year round the world trip. Their goal is to take action from the source, that is, on land, to combat plastic pollution.
The Plastic Odyssey ship wears the colors of L'OCCITANE en Provence, its main partner, on its bow.
30 stops on three continents for 3 weeks
Plastic Odyssey is an experimental ship refitted from an ocean survey ship to combat plastic pollution. It will stop at 30 stations on 3 continents (Mediterranean and Africa, South America and Southeast Asia) for 3 weeks within 3 years.
Each docking station will provide an opportunity to raise local people's awareness of the fight against plastic pollution, and train future environmentalists with low technology methods that are easy to use and highly efficient. Its goal is to promote the development of an economic model based on waste recycling, which is developed by local entrepreneurs to prevent waste from eventually flowing into the sea. At present, 20 tons of plastic are dumped into the ocean every minute, so this is an urgent need.
Clean up the past and build the future
The "Plastic Odyssey" project has two pillars. The first focuses on solving problems left over by history, and the second focuses on future development.
"Cleaning up the past" means turning billions of tons of plastic into resources.
"Building the Future" brings together the practical actions of the team to promote the understanding and development of plastic use methods.
L'OCCITANE en Provence: a firm partner
The bow of Plastic Odyssey uses the brand color of its main partner, Oushudan. The cosmetics and health product brand has integrated sustainability into its business and strongly supported this cooperation.
The brand is particularly committed to a number of waste related initiatives as part of its 3R strategy:
Reduce: Give priority to environmental protection design of packaging and promote reuse.
Recycle: promote the use of recycled materials and ensure that all wastes can become resources at the end of the product life cycle.
Respond to jointly create a sustainable future: This approach involves cooperation with key players and innovative initiatives such as "Plastic Odyssey".
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