Plastic Odyssey x L'OCCITANE - Set sail for a cleaner world

Plastic odyssey
L’OCCITANE is keen to play a key role in the fight against plastic waste, which is why it is giving its support to this first around-the-world boat expedition, which will focus on the pollution of our oceans at its source: the land.

This incredible journey will begin in 2020, when the boat sets sail from Marseille – just a few days before the start of the Vendée Globe sailing race, when 30 skippers will embark on an around-the-world solo adventure, departing from Les Sables-d’Olonne. L’OCCITANE has partnered with one of these skippers, Armel Tripon. The ambition of the expedition? To transform plastic waste into a new resource and reduce the use of plastic. Over 18 tons of plastic waste are dumped into the ocean every minute. Around 80% of this waste originates on land. But what if we gave this waste a future? What if it could be a source of wealth for the most disadvantaged?

By becoming a partner in this expedition, which is about both mankind and nature, L’OCCITANE asserts its vision and mission: Recycle, Reduce, Reuse and React! These are the 4 R's that have been part of L’OCCITANE’s culture since 1976 and will continue to be for the future.

It may take several decades to find sustainable alternatives to plastic. L’OCCITANE is already taking long-term actions and looking for transitional solutions to prevent plastic from ending up in our oceans and to remove pollution from our environment. It’s joined the adventure with Plastic Odyssey – and is always open to new ones...

L'OCCITANE Recycling Programme

Recycling Programme


Respect for the environment is at the heart of L’OCCITANE, that’s why we’ve partnered with TerraCycle® to provide a collection and recycling programme for our customers to be able to simply recycle their empties at any of the L’OCCITANE boutiques.