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.

Canada: “microbeads are toxic substance”

The government of Canada officially listed microbeads as a toxic substance. It is the first coun... Read More

CleanupTogether fights litter

Cleanup Together is a new initiative to tackle the problem of litter. CleanupTogether believes t... Read More

EFSA: “Micro- and nanoplastics are a potential food-hazard”

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) considers micro- and nanoplastic as a potential future... Read More

Plastic Fantastic

Baking bread, grating coconut and living with a few liters of fresh water each day. For two year... Read More

Life without Plastic: Small steps can make a big difference!

After reading the facts about the tons of plastic polluting our oceans and the consequences for ... Read More

WASTED Soldiers keep Amsterdam clean during Gay Pride

The Plastic Soup Foundation is joining forces with WASTED during the Gay Pride 2016. The Amsterd... Read More

Microplastic kills fish faster than they can reproduce

The population of European perch (Perca fluviatilis) is dying because of microplastics. Research... Read More

Chemicals leach from food-grade plastic

Although labeled as food-safe by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), some plastic bags can l... Read More

Can you prevent exposure to BPA and plasticizers?

Humans are constantly exposed to bisphenol A (BPA) and phthalates (plasticizers) in plastic. The... Read More