Conakry, sixth stopover of the Plastic Odyssey
Conakry was a very special stopover for Plastic Odyssey. Indeed, the risks of piracy in the Gulf of Guinea are very high. For crew safety reasons, we were not able to move with the vessel. Part of the team went to Conakry to experience several significant events such as the inauguration of the first recycling micro-factory developed by Plastic Odyssey and an OffBoard Laboratory session with many participants.
Recycling waste in Guinea is still a limited practice due to the lack of adequate infrastructure and population awareness. Most of the waste is still incinerated or dumped in landfills, which can have detrimental effects on the environment and public health. However, there are entrepreneurs and organizations that want to promote recycling, raise awareness among the population, and invest in adequate infrastructure for waste sorting and treatment.
The 7th session of the OffBoard Laboratory, consisting of 11 entrepreneurs and 7 institutional representatives from the region, took place under perfect conditions thanks to the support of the Inter-regional Maritime Security Institute, especially Yann Regallet, who made this week possible.