The Plastic Soup Surfer

The plastic soup surfer’s goal is a plastic free sea. His surfboard is his weapon. His striking campaigns and expeditions are focused on raising awareness about the effects and danger of plastic pollution in our environment. He believes consumers, producers and legislators should do the utmost to prevent plastic pollution from reaching our seas.

This is how far we’ve come already!

Deposit Return in 2021!

Government used the so called ‘Plastic Soup Surfer Resolution’ (passed Februari 2017) to formulate a new strategy to reduce plastic litter. It looks to implement deposit return on small plastic bottles beginning in 2021. A step in the right direction. As it is politics there are still many uncertainties and industry is not willing.

15 March the Dutch government voted YES to statiegeld on small bottles and cans.

What's Next?

We are not done yet! I am confronting the CEO’s of the packaging industry and cosmetics industry with the effects of ‘their’ plastic pollution. We use a bailiff* to do so. I need your support for the preparation of the ‘formal notice’ and the use of bailiff. For €5 you can make a difference. Together we can make a change.

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Upcoming events


May 25th - 2018

Pers presentatie 'Pick Up 10'. De 'monitoring revolutie'. Vrijdag 10u Rijnsburgstraat 11 Amsterdam Aanmelden:

Film in Alkmaar/Heiloo

May 25th - 2018

Vrijdagavond 25 mei is 'From Source to Sea' te zien in de Heiloo - georganiseerd door Bureau Circulus Alkmaar

Keynote NVRD dag

May 30th - 2018

Inspirational speech for Nederlandse Vereniging Reinigingsdiensten

Masterclass Protect Blue Bermuda

June 1st - 2018

Masterclass campaigning for Protect.Blue Sustainability conference Bermuda

Film bij Verenigde Naties

June 5th - 2018

Film vertoning en Plastic Soup Surfer presentatie in 'Palais de Nations' van de UN in Geneve op 'World Environment Day' - Thema Plastic Pollution

Film vertoning Triggr

June 6th - 2018

Woensdagavond 6 juni wordt onze film vertoond bij Triggr! Ter Aar met inleiding van de Plastic Soup Surfer. Meer info op:

Keynote IVN Jeugdwatercongres

June 8th - 2018

Openings Presentatie tijdens IVN Jeugdwatercongres Assen - op World Oceans Day

Film Vertoning Ketelhuis Amsterdam

June 12th - 2018

12 juni 19u vertoning 'From Source to Sea' en inleiding door de Plastic Soup Surfer in theater Het Ketelhuis te Amsterdam - info op:

Past events

Filmvertoning bij Heineken

March 6th - 2018

Vertoning 'From Source to Sea' en presentatie bij Heineken hoofdkantoor Zoeterwoude

Film vertoning in Tweede Kamer

February 22nd - 2018

22 feb. 14u "From Source to Sea" wordt vertoond voor Kamerleden en geinteresseerden. Aansluitend discussie. AANMELDEN


January 30th - 2018

ENKEL OP UITNODIGING. De 50min film van Eelke Dekker over de Plastic Soup Surfer Expeditie van afgelopen zomer.

Opening address Academic year Leiden University

September 4th - 2017

Every year the Academic year is traditionally opened in the Pieterskerk Leiden. This year the Plastic Soup Surfer has the honour to deliver the opening address.