Every year, 8 to 12 million tonnes of plastics and micro-plastics are dumped into the oceans. The safeguarding of the oceans is played out on land. Today we command the technologies to collect, recycle and recover plastics and wastewater. To transform this waste into resources is to enter into the circular economy. Thanks to this new model, the preservation of the oceans becomes possible.
Since 2015, the Group has been working with the UNESCO intergovernmental oceanographic commission to raise the general public’s awareness of the importance of protecting our oceans, in particular on World Oceans Day, which takes place every year on 8 June.
Committed to the same cause, SUEZ, Bouygues Construction and the Boulogne-Billancourt (France) town council are supporting skipper Stéphane Le Diraison for three years, as he spreads an important message: the protection of our oceans involves a multitude of players and demands collective action from institutions, businesses and citizens.
We offer solutions to control water quality, limit pollution sources, including plastic waste in particular, and protect and restore coastlines. Here are a few examples:
Our suez4ocean web site is inviting as many people as possible (citizens, organisations) to organise and take part in plastic waste collections on coastlines and in catchment basins.
We have also started to engage with all the stakeholders, so that every one of them contributes to the conservation of our oceans. This is why we are working with international institutions and NGOs to take action in favour of our oceans (UNESCO IOC, Expedition Med, Expedition 7th continent, the GoodPlant Foundation).