The Plastic Soup Foundation

Plastic is an amazing substance; it is lightweight and strong, and it can be used in an endless variety of ways. But plastic also has a dark side. Plastic litter often ends up in the environment, where it takes a very long time to degrade. The final stop for plastic waste that ends up in water is usually our oceans and seas.

The Plastic Soup Foundation wants to put a stop to the increasing contamination of the world’s water and is working to ensure that, in the future, no more plastic will end up in our oceans and seas. One of the organization’s best known activities is the Beat the Microbead-campaign, which combats the use of microplastics in body care products such as scrubs and toothpaste. The campaign has led to international bans on microplastics in countries such as the United States, Canada and Australia. Other countries are still following.

The Plastic Soup Foundation is continuing its battle against plastic pollution by initiating and contributing to new projects such as Ocean Clean Wash, which focusses on eliminating pollution from microfiber shedding in synthetic clothing. Through their witty and fun campaigning the organization reaches a broad audience and influences industries and legislation worldwide. Next step is to investigate the possible effects on public health of these different types of plastic pollution. The Plastic Soup Foundation believes that this could be the game changer for this global problem.

Adessium Foundation has been supporting the Plastic Soup Foundation almost from the start as part of its commitment to nurture healthier ecosystems by reducing pollution. Ultimately, these activities should significantly reduce the amount of plastic in our oceans.

About this partner

The Plastic Soup Foundation wants to put an end to the increasing pollution of the seas and oceans with plastics. The organization wants to prevent even more plastics entering the sea in the future.

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