L’OCCITANE sets sail for a cleaner world

We have embarked on a unique and amazing adventure with Plastic Odyssey to transform plastic waste into a new resource. This year, Plastic Odyssey will venture out on a boat for three years to travel over 40,000 nautical miles to raise awareness and turn plastic into a new resource. The vessel will collect plastic debris, sort it and recycle it on board, with non-recyclable plastic to then be converted into fuel! The team will make 33 stop overs on their adventure, where they will explain the importance of recycling.

Protecting the environment is key for L'OCCITANE

Ever since L'OCCITANE was created in 1976, we have been committed to making the world we live in more beautiful, more humane and more responsible. We do this through our products, our stores and through the skilled producers and employees who share our vision. Our commitments; Respecting Biodiversity, Supporting Producers, Reducing Waste, Empowering Women and Caring for Sight align with our new adventure, a partnership with Plastic Odyssey.

With 1kg of plastic we can produce up to 1L of fuel

  • Every minute, 19 tons of plastic end up in the ocean.
  • Once at sea, it’s too late. Less than 0,01% of the plastic waste float and can be collected.
  • 61% of the plastic debris found on the beaches around the world are single-use - that's why we are promoting our recycling packaging and eco-refills products at L'Occitane. 

L'OCCITANE is keen to play a key role in the fight against plastic waste, which is why we are giving our support to this first around-the-world boat expedition, which will focus on the pollution of our oceans at its source: the land.
"We are facing an environmental crisis, and companies need to do more than reduce their impact on the planet. They have a responsibility and a duty to find real, concrete solutions in order to generate value for our ecosystem. As the main sponsor of Plastic Odyssey, L’OCCITANE en Provence is supporting a project focused on transforming plastic waste into a resource and thus helping to develop a new economy. We're proud to be the main partner, for a duration of five years, and to be part of this incredible humanadventure for the good of mankind."
Adrien GEIGER, L’Occitane en Provence Global Brand Director
 

And this is why we are embarking on a unique adventure across the world with Plastic Odyssey.