UTOPIA : a sea named plastic

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UTOPIA : a sea named plastic

Over the last 20 years, the world has produced as much plastic as it did between 1950 and 2000, with a record production of 359 million tonnes in 2018.

 

This exponential trend is not about to be reversed.

As you read these lines, nearly 80% of these plastics are buried in landfills, in the wild on our continents or submerged in our oceans.

We are all aware of the problem!

So how do we explain that we still dump more than 8 million tons of plastic waste into our environment every year?

In 30 years, companies have evolved at the pace of plastics, radically transforming the way we produce and consume.

 

An entire generation has integrated plastics into its daily life and work.

 

Can you imagine doing your job without any plastic?

Can we give up the internet and all digital tools?

Do we have to choose between good plastics and bad plastics?

All these questions will lead to crucial decisions in the coming years, the environmental urgency will push us to make choices.

If we do nothing, these decisions will be made for us!

A citizens' association is an association that serves the common good, beyond the sole interest of its members, and that operates democratically.

 

It is so that citizens can have their say that we have created UTOPIA.

Thanks to our research, we are launching the creation of the Encyclopedia of Plastics: a work bringing together knowledge, techniques and issues raised by the use of plastics in order to participate in a global awareness and to disseminate sustainable solutions.

The subject of plastics is so complex and vast that it cannot be understood in its entirety by a single individual.

We have created digital tools to collect and archive information about plastics and make it available to everyone. Thus, any citizen can contribute his or her thoughts by joining a working group in order to make progress on the subject of his or her choice.

 

This is a working methodology based on collective intelligence.

Our work is based on technical data, requiring a minimum knowledge base. The creation of training tools will make it possible to train any person who wants to create a working group or to join it in order to become an actor of the ecological transition.

 

Our desire is to give citizens the means to understand the world in order to be able to transform it and become actors of the environmental transition!

UTOPIA was born from the will to commit to understanding the causes of the plastic crisis and to share effective solutions. In order to accelerate awareness, it is our duty to make as many people as possible aware of the present and future environmental and social issues related to plastics.

Finally, the vocation of the association is to inspire through educational tools, webdocumentaries and animations the actors of tomorrow so that they commit themselves to build solutions for the future.

When UTOPIA was created, we decided to establish our association in our 3 respective regions: Brittany, Loire-Atlantique and Hauts-de-France. These regions, with their complementary industries, allow us to study the use of plastics and its stakes in the 7 sectors of activity that consume the most: tourism, agro-industry, construction, textiles, digital, medical and transport.

After 2 years studying the dependence of industries on plastics in Europe. UTOPIA will compare our report to the stakes of plastics in relation to those of 11 countries with different realities.

 

The aim of our expedition is to take a global look at the stakes of plastics.

A central theme will be addressed in each country. For example, in Cuba we will go to see how to integrate reuse in the medical sector.

 

It is essential to confront other realities and to look at environmental issues in a cross-cutting way.

An investigative work at each stage transcribed in video. This investigation will be carried out through meetings and exchanges with local professionals, scientists, associations, entrepreneurs and above all citizens.

 

On the spot we will take advantage of this to carry out awareness actions in schools and share pedagogical tools with teachers.

Aquarelle is an old rigging built entirely out of wood, it was designed by the architect John ANNA and built in the South of France in 1971. She was prepared for a world tour which never came to fruition.

 

It is with UTOPIA that she will be back in service, becoming our symbol of the fight against plastic pollution.

Through the expedition we will question the issues related to 9 industries at the heart of the plastic stakes.

 

In Spain, in the country of Zara, we will question the impacts of the textile sector and the stakes of its recycling.

In Morocco it is the tourist industry and the stakes of its pollution which will be treated.

In Senegal we will deal with the issues of plastic pollution and open dumps.In Colombia we will look at agricultural plastics.

In Panama our report will focus on the challenges of freight transport.

In Costa Rica, we will deal with citizen engagement as a vector of change.

In Cuba we will discover hospital practices less dependent on plastics.

In the United States, we will deal with the food industry, the oil industry and digital technology with Dell, which is developing a computer made of recycled plastic.

For 1 year now, the association has been financing its own operations with its 3 founders working full time. However, for this new stage that is the Expedition we need your help. Help us to take a critical look at our production methods and the current environmental issues.

 

This push will bring us closer to our goal: to be an actor of the transition through citizen research an d education.

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Boat Pack

Thank you for your support! You'll get: Your name on the credits of the episodes of our web documentary series. Digital logbook of the first navigation of Aquarelle.
  • Backers: 103
  • Beschikbaarheid: 396/500
  • Levering Oktober 2020

Voor €25

Pack Moussaillon

Hi, Moussaillon! To thank you, you'll have access to: Our digital logbook throughout the expedition. It will allow you to discover the backstage of the navigation, our adventures, our encounters and our experiences in the face of the ecological disaster. In short, you will be on the front line during the entire duration of our project. Your name in our credits + digital logbook of the first navigation
  • Backers: 80

Voor €45

Helmsman Pack

Ola Helmsman! To thank you: Participate in 4 Webinars on the uses and challenges of plastics. You will be able to discover the uprising of plastic materials, the main stages in the awareness on plastic pollution issues, the types of pollution and environmental impacts of plastics and the limits of the European industrial model. Receive the UTOPIA magazine. Printed by an eco-responsible publisher, it will allow you to discover exclusive content while browsing, to keep you informed of the latest plastics news through articles from our research centre and to see the latest innovations created to fight the plastics crisis. Your name in our credits + Our digital logbook
  • Backers: 70

Voor €75

Sailor Pack

Ahoy, ahoy, sailor! To thank you: Come discover Aquarelle, our boat, in Morlaix! It will be an opportunity to meet the founders as well as people from the world of plastics. We'll be able to answer your questions and discuss the stakes of plastics. Your name in our credits + Our digital logbook + Our magazine
  • Backers: 18
  • Beschikbaarheid: 32/50
  • Levering Oktober 2020

Voor €110

Pack Gabier

Welcome to you Gabier! To thank you: Come and take part in a day in the Precious Plastic universe! Together we will go to clean the beaches of its waste, then transform them into objects in the Rehab workshop in Quimper or the Resak workshop in Biaritz. Leave with your object! Your name in our credits + Our digital logbook + Our magazine
  • Backers: 14
  • Beschikbaarheid: 46/60

Voor €175

Browser Pack

Ah! There's a handsome sailor! Thanks to this pack you'll have access to: The day of the crew's departure to the port of Morlaix in October 2021. We will welcome you for a series of events to get to know you better, and you will be able to attend conferences on the challenges of plastics. This day will end with a cocktail in Carentec with a superb view of the bay of Morlaix. Your name in our credits + Our digital logbook + Our magazine
  • Backers: 8
  • Beschikbaarheid: 32/40
  • Levering Oktober 2021

Voor €225

Pack Cap-Hornier

Dreaming of big broads? To thank you: Come and discover the Bay of Morlaix aboard Aquarelle for a day! We'll leave Morlaix early in the morning so that you can discover the most beautiful corners of the bay under sail. We will propose you animations to discover the stakes of plastics on our ecosystem. Your name in our credits + Our digital logbook + Our magazine
  • Backers: 7
  • Beschikbaarheid: 3/10

Voor €450

Adventurer Pack

This seasoned sailor supports UTOPIA in its mission and will compete in October 2021 for a world with less plastic.Hello to you the adventurer, we invite you to dive into the world of Dominique Appéré's Mini Transat! Come and sail for a day on Kefeleg-Mor, Dominique's Mini 6,50. Departure in Carentec, you will embark for the open sea for a day in the conditions of the Mini Transat departure. You will have access to the backstage of the preparation of Dominique Appéré's Mini-Transat. You will receive a digital file on how to prepare for an ocean race. Come and see one of Dominique's regattas. VIP access to the race pontoons and chat with the sailors. You will receive Dominique's digital logbook so that you can experience the race as if you were there. · Your name in our credits + Our digital logbook + Our magazine
  • Backers: 3
  • Beschikbaarheid: 2/5

Voor €975

Ship Captain's Pack

Ah! Here's one that's been around for miles! We know we have a lot to learn from you, so we'll let you choose what pleases you! Whether it's an intervention in a school or in a company, a sailing weekend on the occasion of a big event, participating in the web documentary between two stopovers... Here it's up to you! + Your name in our credits, our digital logbook and our magazine :).
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