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Papeete -Moorea - Bora Bora - Tetiaroa
L'escale en quelques chiffres
11 stopover
890 students welcomed on board
1296 official guests
Papeete -Moorea - Bora Bora - Tetiaroa October 2018

One month in French waters

Race for Water, the Foundation’s ambassador vessel, in Polynesia from 5 October to 8 November 2018.

Papeete, Moorea, Bora-Bora and Tétiaroa, four stopovers to get an understanding of the local issues of managing plastic waste and raise awareness among the young generation, which is always very receptive regarding the protection of the turquoise waters of the lagoons as well as the flora and fauna that live there.

1,296 people had the opportunity to visit Race for Water in French Polynesia and ask their questions about various themes to the Race for Water teams, the priority for everyone being the plastic pollution of our oceans!

Local actors are very involved in the environmental cause. The President of French Polynesia, Edouard Fritch, did us the honour of receiving us. 

ACT à Bora Bora
In Bora Bora, the mayor, Gaston Tong Sang, commissioned the Foundation to conduct a pre-study for the implementation of the BIOGREEN 300, developed in collaboration with our partner ETIA.  Full story

The association Te Mana et O Mana allowed us to be an actor of the first day of the rest of the life of a green turtle, Ganany….

Presidential meeting

Thank you to President Edouard Fritch for receiving us in an interview during which environmental concerns related to plastic pollution were discussed at length as well as the need for local solutions such as high-temperature pyrolysis technology presented by the Foundation.

I am a waste product in Tahiti, that is my story.

In 2017, 52,000 tonnes of waste were landfilled at the Paihoro landfill. This is a significant decrease from the peak of 77500 tonnes in 2007. This decrease is good news, but not enough. Indeed, the site will reach its capacity limits in a few years. It is therefore crucial to reduce waste production. 

Towards zero waste, let's try?

When we talk about fighting plastic pollution before it reaches the rivers and oceans, we inevitably take a step back. Adopting a coherent lifestyle becomes obvious. Our stopover in French Polynesia allowed us to meet the Gilroy family, who have set themselves a challenge: to reduce their waste little by little…

Some photos and videos to remember the highlights of this 11th stopover of the odyssey



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