Because there are now more than seven billion of us, and our actions have an impact on the Earth, each and every one of us needs to learn to live in harmony with the Sea.

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Plastic pollution in the oceans: everyone’s problem


7 different zones to explore:

  • Where plastic waste comes from and how it enters the environment:
    How is plastic made? Where does it come from? How does it get into our oceans? What role do humans play in this pollution?  What are the risks of this pollution for living organisms and the environment?
  • How plastic moves around the oceans:
    How many years does it take for plastic waste to break down on land and in the sea? What is the 7th continent? Why are there certain parts of the sea where plastic waste is so highly concentrated?
  • Impact on marine life, the planet and living organisms:
    Animals at risk, eating food contaminated with plastic particles, visual pollution… What impact does plastic pollution have on health, the environment and the economy?
  • The Plastic Mediterranean:
    The Mediterranean, the most polluted sea in the world?
  • The work of Expédition MED:
    Expeditions at sea, petitions, protecting the environment, protecting the ocean… take a closer look at the work done by this organisation to safeguard and protect the marine environment.
  • Sustainable solutions and alternatives:
    Why is plastic such a popular material? Can all plastics be recycled? What is the circular economy? What can be done to limit the use of plastics? What options are there for a more sustainable future?
  • What about tomorrow? Archaeology in reverse!
    At the moment, 90% of the rubbish found at sea is plastic and it isn’t going anywhere. How will future generations of researchers see us when they find all of this rubbish?
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Plastic Oceans:
school competition


Last spring, French-speaking primary schools were given the opportunity to enter a competition organised against the backdrop of the temporary exhibition “Plastic Oceans”.

To raise awareness of the current issue of plastic pollution in the world’s seas and oceans, schools created an original shadow art sculpture to send a strong message.

Over a number of weeks, students from 5 schools collected plastic waste to create a work of art that would be both poetic and provocative, to make them think about how they use this type of waste in their daily lives.

To reward their work, the winners received prize kits, thanks to the support of our partners: Bioviva and H2O.

Photos of their work will be part of the “Plastic Oceans” exhibition put on by Expédition MED, hosted at SPARKOH! thanks to the support of MateriaNova, open to visitors from 25/09 until 28/11 at SPARKOH!