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Newsletter n° 12 - October 2019


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…

At the heart of the Manta project

“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.

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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.

The SeaCleaners was present

Rencontres Ambassadeurs

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.

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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.

Photo Table Ronde 11 09 2019 Represented by Yannick Lerat, Scientific Director, and David Taïeb, Marketing & Development Director, The SeaCleaners was invited on Tuesday, September 10th to a Senate hearing to discuss the impacts of plastic pollution, alongside the Tara Foundation and Expedition Med. We would like to thank Philippe Bolo, Member of Parliament for Maine et Loire, and Angèle Préville, Senator of the Lot, for the quality of the exchanges and the interest they have shown in our actions!
20190917 Mé Go!2 In the continuity of our #FillTheBottle Challenge launched on social networks, we visited September 17, the young company Mé-GO! located near Brest and whose specificity is the recovery of the first waste found on the beaches: the cigarette butt. In its suitcases The SeaCleaners had brought more than 40,000 cigarette butts collected by our volunteers! Outdoor flooring, open space furniture, Mé-GO! offers many second lives to these butts!
20190920 Le Grand Pavois6 From September 18 to 23, The SeaCleaners crew stopped by the Grand Pavois in La Rochelle to present the Manta project and the impacts of plastic pollution in the oceans to some 76,000 visitors to this 2019 edition.
20190919 Cci Norvège On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the French-Norwegian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, The SeaCleaners was invited to speak on the 19th and 20th of September at the “Let’s Build a Sustainable Future Together” forum in Oslo. David Taïeb, Marketing & Development Director, accompanied by Frédéric Silvert, Technical Director, presented the innovations that will be aboard the Manta.
1 With four collections organized in France by The SeaCleaners, this 2019 edition of the World CleanUp Day was a real success! More than 150 volunteers gathered on Saturday, September 21st to collect more than 1,600 kg of waste.
20190927 Brangeon Sponsor of the Manta project, the Brangeon Group was celebrating its 100th birthday on September 27th and 28th! As guest of honor at this event, The SeaCleaners presented the Manta project to the various guests: customers, partners and collaborators. This family-owned and independent company specializes in transportation, logistics and global waste management for communities and professionals. Happy Birthday Brangeon!
20191003 Voiles De St Tropez1 From September 28th to October 6th, The SeaCleaners participates in the Voiles de Saint-Tropez, which are celebrating their 20th anniversary this year. The Manta project had of course its place on the site of this competition which gathers at the same time the most beautiful rigs of the world but also the most modern yachts.

The SeaCleaners in the medias

Testimonial of supporter

“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!

Deluxe is currently touring Europe for their third album “Boys & Girl”!



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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 !

Fionn Ferreira
Winner of Google Science Fair 2018-2019
Enthusiastic about science, education and innovation

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Instagram : @fionn.ferreira
Linkedin : @fionn ferreira

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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.