Clarins x Plastic Odyssey
reducing plastic waste, on land and at sea
Over the past few decades, plastic production has exploded - over two hundred times what it was in the 1950s. Shockingly, nearly 20 tons of plastic waste are dumped into the ocean every minute. The impact on wildlife and the natural ecosystem is simply unsustainable.
As part of our commitment to protecting the environment, Clarins is proud to support Plastic Odyssey, a one-of-a-kind sailing expedition to
help combat plastic waste in our waters
The initiative aims to tackle seaborne plastic waste at the source - on land -
by connecting actors from across the world
encouraging local initiatives, and taking action towards a world without plastic waste.
In October 2022, Plastic Odyssey began a daring global expedition to collect and reuse plastic found on the coast, with help from local volunteers.
Acting as a mobile laboratory, the ship's onboard workshop transforms plastic waste into building materials and fuel, thanks to low-tech, open-source technology. Trained by the ship's crew, volunteers from around the world will learn how to treat plastic waste directly on board, helping to create jobs through the recycling of plastic waste once back on dry land.
Training volunteers around the globe
Over the next three years,
the 20-strong crew will conduct
30 three-week stopovers around the world,
Clarins says no to plastic
Plastic bags have been bannedin all Clarins boutiques in France since 1999.
are free from microplastics.
recyclable, reusable or refillable.