A true day of cleaning up the planet, the World CleanUp Day gathered more than 14 million citizens on Saturday, September 21, for waste collection actions on all continents. Organized for 21 years on a global scale, the objective of this day is to bring together in a positive and festive way, all initiatives that help to raise awareness and change attitudes on the issue of waste and our way of consumption.
In France, the World CleanUp Day only exists since two years, but it triggered the organization of 4,000 events in 2019! Among them, four were organized by The SeaCleaners in Ambres (81), La Rochelle (85), Nantes (44) and Pornic (44)!
150 volunteers from the association cleaned up 7 km in the city, in the countryside and by the sea. They collected more than 1,600 kg of waste, including mobile phones, a tablet, a moped, hangers, a car battery, etc… but the cigarette butt remains the most common type of waste. As we know that a single butt pollutes up to 500 liters of water and contains more than 2,500 harmful substances, it is urgent to raise awareness on the subject!
The SeaCleaners would like to thank everyone who came this day to make our planet cleaner for future generations!
And let’s remember: the best waste is the one that is not produced…
“The volunteer engagement in this project is the most important of the association!”
Coordinator of the Volunteer Cluster, Romain Sorlin, leads the network of volunteers, trains the Regional Delegates and develops new branches throughout the metropolitan area.
A real driving force in the fight against plastic pollution, The SeaCleaners’ many volunteers are committed to explaining the Manta project, to raising awareness among future generations and deploying the concrete solutions developed by the association in the field.
In charge of Partnerships and Patron Relations within the association, Caroline Resmond develops, on the one hand, The SeaCleaners’ network of partners and works with them on common awareness campaigns.
On the other hand, Caroline is the link between the patrons and the association. She is eager to develop with them a strong relationship while ensuring the commitments of each other.
During this meeting organized in Rennes by Bretagne Commerce International, David Taïeb, Marketing & Development Director and Éric Le Plomb, Operational Manager of The SeaCleaners, had the opportunity to present the Manta project to the ambassadors of Argentina, Niger, Egypt, Madagascar and Australia. These precious contacts will allow the project to consolidate its international development.
Top Mécène de The SeaCleaners, Allianz Global Investors a convié Yvan Bourgnon, Président-Fondateur, David Taïeb, Directeur Marketing & Développement, ainsi que Frédéric Silvert, Directeur Technique, à présenter le projet Manta au sein de leurs bureaux de New-York le 11 Septembre dernier, de Francfort sur Main le 18 et enfin le 30 à Paris.
“You can’t go one meter in the water without swallowing plastic!”
Faced with this situation, the six Marseille residents of the French music group Deluxe decided to roll up their sleeves, straighten their mustaches and engage with The SeaCleaners!
Meet Kaya, Kilo, Liliboy, Pépé, Pietre and Soubri who explain to you why they have chosen to support The SeaCleaners and contribute to the Manta project to fight against the plastic pollution!
An Irish 18-year-old, Fionn Ferreira is passionate about science and technological innovation. He has developed a revolutionary process to recover micro-plastics particles in water! Thanks to this discovery, he recently won the Google Science Fair 2018/2019 prize and plans to build a large-scale prototype of his invention …
Just before his return to the Chemistry University in the Netherlands and as part of our science and technology watch, we went to meet him to present the project Manta and to better understand the technology he has developed !
Winner of Google Science Fair 2018-2019
Enthusiastic about science, education and innovation
Youtube : Fionn Ferreira
Instagram : @fionn.ferreira
Linkedin : @fionn ferreira
We are pleased to welcome OBEO, a French company specialized in the development of open source software solutions dedicated to industrial systems and the digital transformation of large companies, as one of our sponsors.