The Plastic Soup Surfer

Merijn Tinga, better known as The Plastic Soup Surfer, is on a mission. He wants to stop the increasing plastic pollution of the marine environment. His campaigns are aimed at preventing plastic litter. The surfboards he used for this expedition are made from plastic litter and are a statement by themselves.

Merijn Tinga is a trained biologist, has a career as a visual artist and in now a full time plastic activist.

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Plastic is a potentially hazardous material once in our environment. Producers should take the utmost responsibility to prevent their produce from leaking into the environment.


  • Merijn Tinga

    Surfer, visual artist, biologist, speaker
  • Martine Eyzenga

    Graphic designer, communication expert, diver
  • Eelke Dekker

    Action sports director, photographer, surfer
  • Kim van den Anker

    Project manager, public relations manager

  • Natascha van Neerven

    Digital back-end and organisation


The Plastic Free Sea Foundation is the non profit organization behind the Plastic Soup Surfer . Our goal is to increase the awareness on the effects and dangers of plastic litter in our marine environments. Campaigns are focused on preventing more plastic ending up in our seas by targeting legislators and companies.

Our foundation is a public benefit organisation (ANBI status).