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.

Life+ Mermaids clip released!

Clothes and washing machines both contribute much more to the infamous plastic soup in the ocean... Read More

Table salt polluted with microplasics

It appears that, not only fish and sea food, but also our table salt is polluted with microplast... Read More

Cathy Spierenburg in Committee of Recommendation

Cathy Spierenburg joins the Plastic Soup Foundation’s Committee of Recommendation. She is ... Read More

Innovations against plastic:  The Plastic Fantastic Challenge

Monday, Enviu and Impact launched the Plastic Fantastic Challenge in Europe. In the coming weeks... Read More

Market fish contains plastic

A quarter of the fish bought at local fish markets has plastic in their digestive tracts. Scient... Read More


Ephemeral swirling clouds of starlings are one of nature’s true wonders. Thousands of birds floc... Read More

Ocean Conservancy report neglects “reduction”

The Ocean Conservancy (Washington, D.C.) does some amazing work; its International Coastal Clean... Read More

PRESS RELEASE: Innocent washing is major source of plastic soup

European research shows alarming results Amsterdam, September 30, 2015 – Clothes and washing mac... Read More

“500 tonnes microbeads from care products each year in Germany”

The German study Sources of microplastics relevant to marine protection in Germany (August 2015)... Read More