At the 21st United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP21), held in Paris from 30 November to 11 December 2015, Arkema and Altuglas® were partnering the Arche de Noé Climat [Noah’s Ark climate] project launched by Ségolène Royal, French Minister for Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy, and devised by street artist Gad Weil.
The Group was the official supplier of the material that gave shape to the 140 animal representations in this work of art. Paris, Aix-en-Provence or Strasbourg successively hosted this colorful exhibition. From September to December 2015.
”The choice of Arkema’s ALTUGLAS® PMMA (polymethyl methacrylate) fulfils two major criteria for me” G. Weil explained: “As a material it can be recycled and reused later on to manufacture other objects than the animals initially created; hence it is part of the circular economy and addresses the issue of climate warming.”