Plastic Soup Surfer

Innovative & positive campaigning against plastic pollution

The Plastic Soup Surfer builds boards from plastic litter. He surfs those for his campaigns and expeditions. The attention is used to change policy or confront companies. Petitions, bailiffs, resolutions are his tools. He forces concrete change at decision maker level. At the source of the plastic pollution problem. 

See our current campaign!

In Action

Plastic Avengers Manifest ambassadeur Frans Timmermans EU vice President

Public campaigns

We need to close the tap on plastic pollution. The plastic soup problem does not start in the oceans or in the rivers; it starts on land. Solutions should also be found on land therefore. Plastic is a fantastic material. The way we handle it is far from fantastic. Plastic has proven to be the catalyst to a 'Throw Away Culture'. Our society is designed around 'single use'. A change has got to come. 

We are taking action...  Get involved!

Kick off World Cleanup Day 2018

Organising vision

We organize impact to make the plastic transition happen. We are uniting the community of 'Grass Roots' plastic-warriors to increase our influence. We organize conferences and campaigns, we make documentaries, give presentations regularly and keep the community updated on whats happening in the world of plastic through our 'Plastic Soup Surfer' YouTube Channel.

Plastic Avengers Conference
Merijn Tinga interviewed at the beach

Dialogue & presentations

Regular meetings with legislators and companies, frequently giving talks and showing our films enables us to influence the public debate on plastic. Organise a screening of one of our films or Invite the Plastic Soup Surfer for the future vision on plastics. Plastics is tangible and that makes change visible. 

See the documentary 'From Source to Sea' here. Director Eelke Dekker.


Let's do something!

We are starting to drown in our plastic pollution. It is endangering all life on earth. We need to act now.



Upcoming events

  • TALKSHOW on plastic

    Feb 4, 2021

    Background on plastic pollution with scientists and policy makers. 19:30 via Youtube stream PlasticSoupSurfer Channel

    Stay informed!
  • Book in stores in May

    May 1, 2021

    A book about the expeditions, campaigns, lobby, the future of plastics and on how you can make a difference: pre-order by sending an email. Publisher: Gottmer

    Get an update!

Past events

  • BNNVARA Podium Online

    Dec 18, 2020

    BNNVARA Podium Online plaats met Floortje Blijft Hier. Floortje zal o.a. samen met haar gasten, Jurjen Annen, Merijn Tinga, Tim Knol en Reina Ovinge

    Wees erbij!
  • TED X Utrecht

    Oct 10, 2020

    Ted X in de Munt te Utrecht - the Count down

    meer info
  • Wakkere Wegwerpers Tour

    Aug 31, 2020

    Afvalscheiden op scholen zou vanzelfsprekend moeten zijn! De Plastic Soup Surfer peddelt daarvoor deze september van Maastricht naar Schier. Doe ook mee!

    bekijk hier de route
  • Portugal Deposit Scheme Rally

    Jul 30, 2020

    Campaign in surf mekka Nazare to help the Portugese government in their road to a deposit system for plastic bottles and cans

  • Ocean race - panel debat

    May 25, 2020

    The online (Volvo) Ocean Race Summit. A breakout session on the role of plastic in society

    the ocean race summit

Official partners: