PLASTIC ODYSSEY

around the world powered by plastic


The first round-the-world expedition aboard a vessel that uses plastic as a fuel

A UNIQUE BOAT

Plastic Odyssey is a 25m long vessel that will be solely powered by plastics. The wastes will be harvested onshore during each call, then stored onboard, to finally be transformed into fuel and power the ship’s engines.

A WORLD PREMIERE EXPEDITION

The vessel will achieve the first round-the-world expedition using plastic waste as a fuel, to show that it’s too valuable to enter our oceans.

REDUCE PLASTIC POLLUTION AND ALLEVIATE POVERTY AT THE SAME TIME

Behind this challenge, a panel of open source plastic-recycling machines will be built and tested onboard.The expedition is an opportunity to face realities on the ground and adapt the solutions to local needs.These technologies will be spread all over the world to create jobs locally while cleaning up our environment.

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Goals

Demonstrate and raise awareness

Understand local recycling cultures

Initiate human scale projects

TIME BEFORE DEPARTURE:


An ocean of garbage

TODAY, POLLUTION IS THREATENING THE BLUE LUNG OF OUR PLANET. EVERY MINUTE, 18 TONS OF PLASTIC ENTER THE OCEANS, AND THIS FIGURE IS CONSTANTLY INCREASING.
Scientific studies show that 1% of these wastes actually float on or near the surface. The remaining 99% sink or break down into microparticles to litter the deep sea.
image : What Lies Under Ferdi Rizkiyanto - 2001
The 7th continent of plastic is only the tip of the iceberg. To fight against this pollution, the problem needs to be treated at its root.
Image : Jorge Gamboa


Explorers

Merchant navy officer, ENSM - Awarded by the french ministry of environment
Simon Bernard

COFOUNDER – COMMUNICATION & VISION

Several decades will be needed before wastes disappear. We cannot afford to wait. Effects need to be limited by developing transition solutions”

Merchant navy officer, ENSM - Founder of Greenactive
Alexandre Dechelotte

COFOUNDER – SOCIAL IMPACT LEADER

“Plastic Odyssey is the hope of acting against poverty while using an unknown ressource: plastic wastes.”

Country director, USA at agorize - ESSEC & ICAM alumnus
Benjamin de Molliens

PARTNERSHIPS

Founder of makesense peru - ICAM alumnus
Bob Vrignaud

ENGINEERING


“Plastic is too valuable to enter our oceans”

L’association

Plastic Odyssey, association à but non lucratif et déclarée d’intérêt général, a été créée en mars 2017 et a pour mission d’agir pour la protection des mers et océans contre la pollution plastique. Elle encadre le projet et garantit le respect des valeurs tout au long de l’aventure :  

Environnement

Nature – Océan – Réduction de la pollution

Innovation

Technologie – Human centered design – Low-tech

Partage

Open-source – Co-développement – Pédagogie


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Friday, November 10th, 2017 at 11:20pm
RT @letsbenoisy: 📅 Mardi 14/11 à @AgroParisTech, le @NoiseAPT accueille l'équipage de @PlasticOdyssey, l'incroyable expédition qui s'apprêt…
Tuesday, October 31st, 2017 at 8:49pm
@TerritoiresD @simn_bernard @CyrielleHariel @Europe1 Il ne s'agit pas d'incineration mais de pyrolyse. Le plastique n'est pas brûlé, il n'y a donc pas d'émissions toxiques.
Tuesday, October 31st, 2017 at 8:46pm
@TerritoiresD @simn_bernard @CyrielleHariel @Europe1 La pyrolyse plastique est déjà utilisée par les industriels (surtout aux US), notre objectif est de la rendre accessible et la démocratiser.
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