A ROUND-THE-WORLD EXPEDITION
FOR A PLASTIC FREE OCEAN

3 years of expedition
33 major ports of call
40,000 nautical miles

2020/2021: Africa & Latin America

1. Marseille, France
Tunis, Tunisia
Algiers, Algeria
Tangier, Morocco
2. Casablanca, Morocco
Santa Cruz De Tenerife, Canarias, Spain
3. Praia, Capo Verde
4. Dakar, Senegal
5. Bissau, Guinea-Bissau
Conakry, Guinea
6. Freetown, Sierra Leone
7. Natal, Brazil
Fortaleza, Brazil
8. Belem, Brazil
Cayenne, French Guiana
Paramaribo, Suriname
Georgetown, Guyana
9. Scarborough, Trinidad and Tobago
Pointe-a-pitre, Guadeloupe
Ponce, Puerto Rico
10. Port-Au-Prince, Haiti
Santiago de Cuba, Cuba
11. Kingston, Jamaica
Limon, Costa Rica
12. Barranquilla, Colombia
Panama Canal, Panama
Galapagos Islands
13. Guayaquil, Ecuador
14. Lima, Peru

2022 : Asia-Pacific

Hanga Roa, Easter Island
Henderson Island, Pitcairn
Mangareva, Gambier Islands
Mururoa Island
15. Papeete, Tahiti
Avarua, Cook Islands
Alofi, Niue Island
Nuku’alofa, Tonga
16. Suva, Fiji
Nouméa, New Caledonia
Port Vila, Vanuatu
Honiara, Solomon Island
17. Madang, Papua New Guinea
18. Kabupaten de Sorong, Indonesia
19. Cebu, Philippines
20. Shantou, China
21. Putian, China
Naga, Philippines
22. Manado, Indonesia
23. Jakarta, Indonesia
Padang, Indonesia

2023 : Asia & Africa

24. Rangoon, Burma
Visakhapatnam, India
25. Chennai, India
Colombo, Sri-Lanka
26. Thilafushi, Maldives
Victoria, Seychelles Islands
27. Mahajanga, Madagascar
28. Maputo, Mozambique
29. Cape Town, South Africa
Walvis Bay, Namibia
30. Luanda, Angola
31. Conakry, Guinea
32. Ziguinchor, Sénégal
33. Nouakchott, Mauritania
Maspalomas, Gran Canaria
Rabat, Morocco
Palma, Mallorca Marseille, France

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Goals


Discover

the local population’s know-how, needs, and resources to better understand the impact of plastic pollution, and thus to better encourage potential solutions.


Develop & Test

technologies onboard and onshore in different environments and conditions in order to optimise them for a simple and efficient use.


Demonstrate

the value of plastic waste by directly using this resource both to power the engines of the vessel and to manufacture valuable objects during workshops that will take place at each port of call.

Onshore activities


1 –
Collect

Cleanup sessions will be organized on the coasts and in nearby towns before and during the stay of the vessel.


2 –
Transform and demonstrate

Recyclable plastics will be transform into reusing materials such as building bricks and slabs…


3 –
Power the ship until the next stop

The remaining non-recyclable waste will be stored onboard and converted to energy to power the boat’s engines.

Advocacy around the world

Not only workshops but also conferences, exhibitions, and film screenings will be organized with local partners (schools and universities, NGOs, municipalities, etc.) at all long stopovers. These events will demonstrate the value of plastic debris and promote social entrepreneurship in the circular economy of plastics.
The goal is to come up with technologies that are efficient, easy to build, use, and repair. Once tested and improved onboard, they will be disseminated. On the one hand, open-source blueprints and tutorials will be provided.

Impacts


Environment

Encouraging the dissemination of effective alternatives to pollution abatement, thus preserving marine wildlife.


Health

Avoiding debris accumulation in standing water that increase the threat of diseases. In the long run, reducing micro-particles in the ocean that cause food contaminations.


Social

Valuing and creating jobs to revitalize coastal economies and encouraging people to protect their quality of life.