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

3 ans d'expédition
33 escales principales
40 000 milles nautiques.

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, Jamaïque 

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

Noumea, 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.