Plastic soup = poisonous soup

More and more plastic waste is ending up in our oceans and seas. Due to the effects of weathering, sunlight and wave action, this plastic reduces to smaller particles. This leads to serious pollution. The oceans occupy 72% of the earth’s surface and they are our principal source of oxygen.

Anchovy eat microbeads from personal care products

Japanese researchers have concluded in the journal Nature that for the first time it has been pr... Read More

Microplastics: “German cosmetics sector does not phase microplastics out”

In Germany, one in three face scrubs contains polyethylene (PE), and that is just as many as in ... Read More

Winner of the Political Plume 2016!

Every year the Plastic Soup Foundation awards a prize to a politician who has taken action to ta... Read More

More than 700,000 plastic fibers for every 6 kilos of laundry

Clothing has been made from synthetic fabrics for more than 50 years. These items of clothing sh... Read More

Research into single-use plant trays already under scrutiny

Deputy Minister for Infrastructure and the Environment Sharon Dijksma has answered questions in ... Read More

Hormone disruptors cause infertility in dogs

Hormone disrupting chemicals can cause infertility and birth defects in man’s best friend. These... Read More

Politics Plume 2016: nominees

2016 was an important year in the fight against plastic microbeads and other microplastics in pe... Read More

European ban on personal care products containing microplastics

Some products contain plastic particles. These particles are washed down the drain with every us... Read More