Message on a bottle

Record attempt to cross the North Sea on a kite-foil board from Scheveningen (NL) to Lowestoft (GB). The surfboard was made from small plastic bottles. The expedition marked the start of a petition that called for the implementation of deposit fee on small PET bottles.

On the 3rd of September 2016 the Plastic Soup Surfer and board shaper Hoogendijk set of to cross the North Sea on kite-foil board made from plastic bottles. The crossing marked the start of a petition that called for the implementation of deposit fee on small PET bottles of which 75 million are littered in the Netherlands on a yearly basis. The petition got signed by 60 thousand people and was presented in parliament in February 2017. The crossing proved a bigger challenge than expected due to changing weather conditions, current and sea state.

We need to tell the story now and to anyone that will listen.