Zero Plastic on the Hyères islands
“Zero-plastic pilot project on the Îles d’Or archipelago and replication in the Mediterranean Sea”
Location: Hyères islands (Porquerolles, Port-Cros, Levant), France ; Kerkennah, Tunisia
Financial and institutional partners: BEMED, Région Sud
Local partners: National Park of Port-Cros, Antoine Boudin (designer), Association Jeunes Science Kerkennah (AJSK), shop owners
Global budget: 142,050 €
The aim of the project is to make the archipelago of the Iles d’Or (Porquerolles, Port Cros and the Levant) an exemplary pilot territory by extending this approach already initiated in Porquerolles to the whole archipelago. In particular, a micro-processing line for the production of alternatives to single-use plastic from waste from the cane farm in Provence will be set up and integrated into the development of the Esprit Parc brand with the support of the Port-Cros National Park. These alternatives will be designed, used, sorted and composted locally. The project provides for the support of local stakeholders to facilitate the transition. An awareness-raising campaign aimed at engaging the inhabitants and users of the islands will also be deployed.
At the same time, drawing inspiration from the tools set up on the Iles d’Or, SMILO will explore the possibility of replicating the approach and producing alternatives, with by-products from date palms on the islands of Kerkennah (Tunisia), and with cork on the small islands of Sicily (Italy).