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Acting Ashore to Reduce Plastic Pollution at Sea

Plastic Odyssey will conduct several stopovers in the areas most affected by plastic pollution, to test and assess solutions, and adapt them to local needs with the help of inhabitants and local entrepreneurs.

Over 30 Stopovers Across 3 Continents!

The Stages

30 Stages of 3 Weeks, Across 3 Continents

Carte de l'expédition de Plastic Odyssey

The Expedition’s Itinerary

2021 – 2024

The Plastic Odyssey journey keeps on blooming, as well as its expedition’s itinerary. The information presented below is, therefore, likely to evolve and thus, be updated regularly.

Tour de France

September 2021

The Plastic Odyssey Community association meets with residents in 6 cities in France.

The association’s itinerant village goes on a Tour de France by road to meet the inhabitants and actors involved locally. From Dunkirk to Rouen, via Le Havre, Brest, Concarneau and Bordeaux…

Mediterranean Mission

After a stop in Marseille, we head for the Mediterranean.

After a stop in Marseille, the Plastic Odyssey’s home port, to ensure the final preparations for the expedition, we will head for the cities along the Mediterranean coast for a mission lasting several months with stopovers.

Marseille, France

Beyrouth, Liban

Alexandrie, Égypte

Tunis, Tunisie

Alger, Algérie

Rabat/Agadir, Maroc

West Africa and Latin America

In 2023, stopovers on the coasts of West Africa and Latin America.

The expedition will continue its course in 2022 along the West African coast. It will then head for the Atlantic Ocean to finally reach the coast of Latin America.

Praia, Cap-Vert

Dakar, Sénégal

Conakry, Guinée

Fortaleza, Brésil

Belem, Brésil

Georgetown, Guyane

Le Marin, Martinique

Port-au-Prince, Haïti

Puerto Limon, C. Rica

Guayaquil, Équateur

Lima, Pérou

Pacific Asia

In 2024, the expedition will head for the Pacific and Asia, before making its final stops.

Setting sail towards the last continent, Pacific Asia! The horizon of 2024 and the return to France will loom offshore, but Plastic Odyssey will continue to lead the fight against plastic pollution in heavily impacted regions.

Hanga Roa, Chili

Île Henderson, Pitcairn

Papeete, Polynésie

Suva, Fidji

Port Vila, Vanuatu

Makassar, Indonésie

Manilla, Philippines

Nha Trang, Vietnam

Jakarta, Indonésie

Padang, Indonésie

Phuket, Thaïlande

Chennai, Inde

Colombo, Sri Lanka

Malé/Thilafushi, Maldives

Our current actions

Development of projects in the field.

recyclage déchets plastiques thailande

Cape Verde, Benin, Mali, Indonesia, Burkina Faso…

In parallel to the expedition, waste management projects are developed in the four corners of the world by our teams and in partnership with local actors.

Our pilot project in Cape Verde

In order to protect marine turtle nesting areas in Cape Verde, we are developing a recycling centre project on the islands of Sao Vicente and Santa Luzia, in partnership with Biosfera and SCE. This project will be implemented in early 2022 thanks to FAZEP funding and the work of local partners.

For Recycling Experts and Local Entrepreneurs

  • Demonstration of On-Board Technologies
  • Research and Development of Technical Solutions
  • Connecting Local Actors (investors, entrepreneurs, policy makers, etc.)
  • Dissemination of Machine Plans

For Local Citizens and Organizations

  • Scientific Exhibition On Plastic and Its Impacts
  • Participatory Science Devices To Measure The Local Impact of Plastic Pollution
  • Manufacturing Workshops From Waste
  • Research On Uses and Practices Related To Plastics
  • Research and Documentation of Innovative Citizen-Based Solutions