The SeaCleaners

Plastic pollution endangers the oceans

The sea has always been a source of vital energy for humans.

Thanks to the presence of marine plants, the ocean releases more oxygen into the atmosphere than all the world’s forests.

But aquatic pollution is suffocating this ecosystem, with 80% of it coming from land.

Today, there is one piece of plastic waste for five fish.

If we do not act, in 30 years there will be more plastic than fish in the oceans!

Yvan Bourgnon, a committed navigator

THALGO has always been active in preserving the oceans, and joins forces in 2021 with The SeaCleaners, set up by Yvan Bourgnon.

In addition to the operations the brand undertakes (coast clean-up, waste reduction and public awareness generation), Yvan Bourgnon’s emblematic Manta project provides an effective and tangible solution to combatting sea pollution.

Bernard Sirop, Thalgo Managing Director and Yvan Bourgnon, a committed yachtsman share common values and have naturally galvanised their meeting through a partnership.



The MANTA Project

The MANTA project to clean up the oceans

The Manta, a sea giant with exceptional measurements, is the 1st depolluting, cleaning and recycling boat, with a minimum environmental footprint. It has a pioneering onboard factory for cleaning up the oceans in the world that are the most exposed to plastic pollution.

Its launch is planned for 2024.

Two multipurpose boats – Mobula – will be built into the back of the Manta to supplement the Manta’s collection capacity.

They will enable macrowaste, microwaste and hydrocarbon to be collected in narrower, less deep and less easy to access spaces, where manoeuvrability is limited. The first one will be launched in the 1st half of 2021.

THALGO & THE SEACLEANERS mobilize together

Today, THALGO is mobilizing alongside the association THE SEACLEANERS to clean up the oceans and reduce plastic waste, by acting at 3 levels:

The Manta boat project will collect and recycle plastic macro-waste, before it sinks.

Under the aegis of THE SEACLEANERS, THALGO will increase collection operations to act upstream of ocean pollution.


THALGO & THE SEACLEANERS are mobilizing, with the general public, to change daily habits and reduce plastic waste.