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Springwise Announces Media Partnership with Plastic Odyssey

Press Release: Springwise is partnering with Plastic Odyssey, a scientific exploration vessel that will span three continents and 30 cities to uncover solutions to fight against plastic pollution.

Springwise, the global source for innovation intelligence that drives positive and sustainable change, is partnering with Plastic Odyssey, the expedition around the world to protect the ocean, to bolster their shared mission of inspiring sustainable innovation across the globe and to develop transitional solutions to the ocean plastic waste crisis. The Plastic Odyssey is a 40-metre scientific exploration vessel that will span three continents and 30 cities to uncover solutions to fight against plastic pollution, set to embark in early 2021.

As a media partner, Springwise will help promote Plastic Odyssey’s mission by creating bespoke editorial content that will help illustrate the many challenges and solutions related to the ocean plastic problem. Springwise has a vast and engaged global innovation community of over 75,000 newsletter subscribers and a following of over 325,000 on its social media platforms. 

Springwise is part of an ecosystem of businesses on a mission to create the future in a disrupted world: Re_Set, the boutique consultancy for digital transformation, innovation and sustainability; Capital D, the private equity fund investing in disruptive mid-market companies across Europe. The partnership further solidifies their collective commitment to not only promoting sustainable business practices but helping companies address the climate crisis. Re_Set and Springwise have pending B Corp status and are members of 1% For The Planet

James Bidwell, Chair of Springwise and Co-Founder of Re_Set, commented: 

“Springwise has been championing the world’s foremost innovators since 2002, more recently with a focus on sustainability and positive change. The Plastic Odyssey project is much needed and is a perfect fit for us – a pioneering adventure which will bring to life solutions to one of the planet’s most pressing problems. The PO team are dynamic and demonstrate great leadership. As such it is a privilege to join some of the worlds most exciting brands and take our place as a media partner to this exceptional voyage of discovery. The Springwise team will be working hard to tell the PO story as well as to engage with partners as we collectively change behaviours and make the world a better place.”

Alexandre Dechelotte, COO and Co-Founder of Plastic Odyssey, commented:

“We are very delighted to forge this partnership with Springwise and to give such an international dimension to the Plastic Odyssey project! It is important for us to have a valued media partner at our side to relay the project’s ambition worldwide and to take our message beyond borders. Our message is built around a dream — the dream of creating a new world that is free of single-use plastics. To reach this dream, we have a plan: to create a global network of local initiatives for recycling and reducing plastic waste. The expedition will start next January from Marseille, France, followed by the first stopovers in the Mediterranean Sea. Rendez-vous for the departure with the Springwise team onboard our vessel!”

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About Springwise 

Springwise has delivered innovations that matter since 2002 — crowdsourced across industry, technology and region. Every day, Springwise finds, curates and analyses the latest innovations emerging around the globe, with a mission to drive positive change, empower teams and point the way to the next disruptors. 

With an extensive database of over 10,000 global innovations, Springwise is trusted by thousands of thought-leaders, entrepreneurs, investors, educators, creative leaders and tech disruptors from all over the planet as the leading source of disruptive ideas that inspire and empower. Springwise is a member of 1% for the Planet. 

Access to Springwise’s daily innovations is now free for all, via its website, daily and weekly email newsletters, and the new Springwise Innovation smartphone app. 

For more info, visit: www.springwise.com or www.springwise.com/media-partnerships 

Contact: Justin Sablich | Editor | Springwise — justin@springwise.com 

About Plastic Odyssey

Plastic Odyssey aims to reduce plastic pollution in the ocean while creating a global network of local recycling initiatives. The project is supported by various actors who all share the desire to build a world in which plastic waste does not end up in the Ocean.

The Plastic Odyssey expedition is an exploration mission in the areas most affected by plastic pollution. The goal? Uncover solutions to fight against plastic pollution and experiment with innovative models on smaller scales to replicate these in other territories. 3 continents, 30 cities – and as many experimentations tested and shared with the world.

For more info, visit: www.plasticodyssey.org

Contact: Alexandre Dechelotte | COO and Co-Founder | Plastic Odyssey — alexandre.dechelotte@plasticodyssey.org

About Re_Set 

Re_Set is a London-based boutique strategy consultancy for innovation and disruption whose mission is to ensure its clients thrive in a disrupted world. Re_Set specialise in understanding what’s next, and how to make change happen at pace, with positive, sustainable impact. 

Re_Set client work ranges from creating innovation and growth strategy and governance, strategy for sustainability and the climate crisis, running innovation and digital transformation programmes, delivering cultural and organisational change, scoping and catalysing digital programmes to due diligence – all with a clear focus on positive impact and value creation, at pace. Re_Set is a member of 1% For The Planet. 

Re_Set is powered by Springwise, the renowned global innovation intelligence platform that drives positive and sustainable change, giving us advance access to the most innovative thinking and ideas on the planet and was co-founded by Sophie Albizua and James Bidwell in 2017. 

For more info, visit: www.thisisreset.com 

Contact: James Bidwell | Co-Founder |Re_Set — james@thisisreset.com