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PLASTIC ODYSSEY

Low-tech and open-source technologies to valorize plastic waste

IF WE limit the damage with transitional solutions to recover plastic waste, can we reach a completely sustainable era? 

 

19 tons of plastic are dumped in the Ocean every minute. Once at sea, it’s too late. Plastic sinks and breaks down into micro-particles too small to be collected. Let’s make sure this waste never ends up in the ocean.

The “garbage patch” is only the tip of the iceberg. 

Only 1% of plastic floats on or near the surface. The remaining 99% sink or break down into micro particles to litter the deep sea, becoming impossible to collect while working their way into our marine food chain. This pollution has a lasting effect on health, climate, and maritime activities.

COMMUNITY

Low-tech and open-source technologies to valorize plastic waste.

BREAKTHROUGH IDEA

Plastic Odyssey aims to promote and make recycling technologies accessible.

To do so, they develop low-tech and open-source technologies to valorize plastic waste.

Plastic Odyssey 1 > Dassault Systèmes

These machines are based on existing technologies that have already proven to be successful as far as sorting, recycling and pyrolysis are concerned.

However, they have to be improved and adapted to be mobile, budget-friendly, easy to produce and to repair.

Blueprints will be available online for free so that everyone can have access to them freely.

Plastic Odyssey 2 > Dassault Systèmes

 

POSITIVE IMPACT ON THE SOCIETY

Recycling: Experimenting with New Models for Sustainable Consumption and Production 

SDG 12 > Dassault Systèmes

For 3 years, the onboard explorers will have to demonstrate how plastic waste can be a useful and valuable resource for local communities.

Recycling plastic waste means converting old plastics into construction materials to build houses, furniture to equip schools and hospitals, or irrigation systems to save water in regions lacking proper infrastructures.

 

BENEFITS TO USE THE 3DEXPERIENCE PLATFORM ON THE CLOUD

 

The 3DEXPERIENCE platform and conception tools helps us develop our machines to reduce plastic pollution thanks to the common knowledge and worldwide ingenuity.

 

COLLABORATIVE & COLLECTIVE INTELLIGENCE

 

Connect the future fighters against plastic pollution (policymakers, companies, investors, and entrepreneurs) to develop a worldwide network of recycling local enterprises based on open-source technologies.

Plastic Odyssey Founder Team > Dassault Systèmes

They will explore and test these innovative models in 30 countries across the globe. The aim is for these models to be documented and shared with as many people as possible.

Meet the team

  • Simon Bernard
    Simon Bernard
    CEO
  • Bob  Vrignaud
    Bob Vrignaud
    CTO
  • Alexandre  Dechelotte
    Alexandre Dechelotte
    CCO

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