Rethinking Plastics
for a responsible future

Our services

We offer innovative solutions to test the toxicity and biodegradability of plastics and other materials in the environment to help companies reduce their effects on ecosystems and preserve the planet's resources.

Main leader in marine testing

Toxicity and biodegradability testing

Waste quantification

For plastic producers, transformers, cosmetics and healthcare


Real life tests, For real results
Your Plastic, your Environmental Commitment


Toxicity tests

Plastic At Sea  conducts comprehensive testing across a spectrum of materials utilized by industrial entities, encompassing polymers, additives, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, metals, and more. Within the realm of plastic, Plastic At Sea assesses both polymers and additives, with the latter categorized as chemical pollutants, potentially containing endocrine disruptors.

Plastic At Sea uses various tests that meet strict standards(ISO, OECD and ASTM) to highlight the potential toxicity of plastic fragmentation products.

Tests are performed on several organisms with different sensitivities to pollutants (bacteria, algae, mussels, sea urchins, fish).

Toxicity tests can be performed both acutely (a few hours to a few days) and chronically (weeks to months).



Standardized bioassay to evaluate the acute toxicity of a pollutant by
measuring its effects on the bioluminescence of the bacterium Aliivibrio
fischeri according to NF EN ISO 11348-3 standards


Acute test measuring the effects of a substance on the growth of freshwater algae and/or cyanobacteria (OECD 201).

Sea urchins

Acute toxicity test based on the effects on growth and early division stages of sea urchin embryos (ASTM standard E1563-98).


Chronic bioaccumulation test to measure the effects of contaminants on the health of mussels over several months. Innovative tools make it possible to define the long-term effects of a pollutant.


Short-term chronic test measures the effects of a pollutant on the
reproductive success of the fish Danio rerio (LD OECD 229).


Plastic At Sea identifies the contaminants that cause toxicity and compares conventional plastics to more environmentally friendly alternatives. This enables partner companies to modify their product formulations to make them more