“Planet or Plastic”: an exhibition to discover at the Musée Mer Marine

Located in the heart of the “Bassins à flot”, the historic port of Bordeaux in the 19th century and today a district in full mutation, the Musée Mer Marine is a place of exchanges and of enhancement of the world maritime heritage.

Choosing between the planet and plastic


The exhibition tells us the history of plastic since its invention, the problems it causes, its massive and abusive daily consumption.

The arrival of plastic has revolutionized society, but we now make a lot of single-use plastic products and it is rare that these are properly recycled. Nearly 6.3 billion tons of plastic waste is not recycled at all. Thrown away carelessly, these light objects fly away or end up in waterways.

“Planet or Plastic?” highlights the need to find a balance between the use of this material and the protection of nature while giving a note of hope by presenting the innovators who are working to find concrete measures to reduce its use.


Practical information:

Exhibition until Saturday, December 31, 2022

Musée Mer Marine

89 rue des Étrangers

33300 Bordeaux

Open Tuesday to Sunday from 10:30 am to 7:00 pm. Closed every Monday except August 15th

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