WHAT ARE OUR OBJECTIVES?
THE UNITED NATIONS
SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS
On September 25th 2015, countries adopted a set of goals to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all as part of a new sustainable development agenda : United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Each goal has specific targets to be achieved over the next 15 years.
These institutional decisions are taken to bring each territory to take care of its coastline and its natural collective heritage, including the United Nations targets numbers 6, 12 & 14 on the basis of which we develop our projects.
GOAL 6: ENSURE ACCESS TO WATER AND SANITATION FOR ALL
Clean, accessible water for all is an essential part of the world we want to live in.
There is sufficient fresh water on the planet to achieve this.
GOAL 12: ENSURE SUSTAINABLE CONSUMPTION AND PRODUCTION PATTERNS
Sustainable consumption and production is about promoting resource and energy efficiency, sustainable infrastructure, and providing access to basic services, green and decent jobs and a better quality of life for all.
GOAL 14: CONSERVE AND SUSTAINABLY USE THE OCEANS, SEAS AND MARINE RESOURCES
world’s oceans – their temperature, chemistry, currents and life –
drive global systems that make the Earth habitable for humankind.
Careful management of this essential global resource is a key feature of a sustainable future.
We do know the concentrations of chemicals at the time of manufacture in some cases are very high. We don’t know how much additive is left in the plastic by the time it becomes bite-size to a fish.Ph.D. Richard Thompson, Plymouth University, U.K.
Based on the Sustainable Development Goals of United Nations 6, 12 and 14, our goal is to help scientists obtain qualified data and provide them with the opportunity to analyze field samples to:
Carry out an inventory of the contamination of the water following the interaction, in the environment, with the plastic material — at macro, micro and nano scales.
Understand how different types of plastics absorb pollutants and analyze their possible reuse in a circular economy.
Study how plastic waste is degraded according to its location (salinity, UV impact, weather conditions, currents, land types, etc.) and their impact on living species.
Identify and quantify the concentration of plastic waste in the marine environment.
- Empower the prevention by closely working with plastic industrial companies for an efficient circular economy, along with academic scientists by designing new generation of sustainable plastic material that are — truly — biodegradable, non-toxic and more recyclable.
- Increase individual & politics sensibilization thanks to update scientist studies and accurate mediums, photos and videos, with the help of NGOs, working with Institutions and making public workshops.
SOLUTIONS ARE WITHIN THE REACH, WE NEED TO RETHINK OUR APPROACH
Individuals are making a difference too. The way we daily use — or not — plastic items. All of these measures help at some level — even beach cleanups, futile as they sometimes seem.
We think that solutions are manageable. They can be set up by changing our approach to design, conceive and produceplastic material and by entering in a full circular economy.