Interparfums partners with The SeaCleaners to protect the oceans

July 6, 2023

Reflecting its growing awareness of the critical importance of sustainable development, Interparfums has decided to strengthen its CSR approach by supporting The SeaCleaners, an NGO devoted to protecting the planet and its oceans.

Created in 2016 by the Franco-Swiss navigator and explorer Yvan Bourgnon, The SeaCleaners is a registered non-profit organization that acts for the long term conservation of the ocean and for the reduction of marine plastic pollution.

In this context, and in order to further contribute to protecting the environment and restoring ecosystems, as a sponsor of The SeaCleaners, Interparfums will contribute in 2023 to the construction of a new Mobula 8, a multipurpose cleanup vessel.

Created in 2016 by the Franco-Swiss navigator and explorer Yvan Bourgnon, the organization offers solutions against
plastic pollution through corrective and preventive actions. An Observer Member of the United Nations Environment
Programme, supported by the Albert II Foundation of Monaco and the CCI France International network, The SeaCleaners
has four objectives:
• Protecting the environment by collecting floating waste and organizing clean-ups on land with its teams of volunteers;
• Education and pedagogy, with the development of awareness-raising activities for the populations affected, the public
and decision-makers,
• Advancement of scientific research,
• Promoting the transition towards circular economy.

In early 2023, The SeaCleaners launched the Mobula 8, a versatile and innovative multi-purpose boat capable of collecting floating micro- and macroplastics and also hydrocarbons, in aquatic environments. With this first boat operating on the island of Bali, the NGO’s Mobula fleet will be expanded, with the construction of several more units planned.
The SeaCleaners is also developing a pioneering solution for collecting and processing floating plastic macro-waste, the Manta, a first-of-a-kind processing ship equipped with an onboard plant to be launched at the end of 2025.

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