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Creating a Collective of Scientists, Activists and Citizens to Rid our Oceans of Plastic


Plastic pollution in the oceans is not a recent issue but it's getting worse each day and it deserves our entire attention!

To widen knowledge about this scourge and put in place large-scale solutions, thecamp has brought together scientists and activists from all over the world, stakeholders who do not often talk to each other yet who are all working towards the same objective: halt this pollution.

Together, we have published a joint report that reviews what is known and not known about plastic pollution and its consequences. The report was presented in San Diego, United States, at the International Marine Debris Conference organized by the NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) and the UNEP (United Nations Environment Programme).

And to take things even further, we have created the Plastic and Ocean Platform (POP) to share research and experimental projects and maintain dialog between the key stakeholders.

Key Project Dates

June 30, 2017

10 groups gather at thecamp to decide on the POP's philosophy and objectives


October 15, 2017

Official launch of the POP


December 4 & 5, 2017

First-ever meeting at thecamp of 40 scientists and activists from 12 different countries


December 2017 – January 2018

5 multi-disciplinary teams work together on a joint report providing an overview of plastic pollution and setting out priority avenues for preventing it.


March 12, 2018

The POP delivers its message and announces the actions it is planning at the sixth International Marine Debris Conference in San Diego, United States.


Data visualization, infography to understand the problem with plastics in our oceans

Plastic pollution in our oceans :

Data visualization 



Scientific report against plastic in the oceans cover

Plastic Pollution In The Ocean (POP) 2018 - Scientific Summary

The Plastic and Ocean Platform is an association created by thecamp in order to bring NGOs and scientists together around collective projects against plastic pollution.

As of  today, more than 30 international research  scientists and 20 NGOs  have contributed  to P.O.P. Together, they collaborated on a scientific summary that gives synthetic answers to the most common questions we ask ourselves about plastic pollution and its consequences.