The Plastic Soup Foundation can provide lectures and readings for both adults and children of all ages. Please contact us about the requirements and conditions.
Founder & Director
Maria Westerbos is educated in the social sciences, specialising in mass communication and psychology. She has worked in the media for the past 25 years, print and TV, and lately as change strategist and television programme developer. In Februari 2011 she founded the Plastic Soup Foundation and inn 2013 she finished 20th in the Dutch newspaper Trouw Sustainable Top 100. She has been in the Top 100 ever since..
Head of Programs
Jeroen Dagevos is an environmental specialist working in the field of water for more than ten years now. He is specialized in water quality related issues and became involved in research and policy making objectives of marine litter. He participated in European Policy making and agenda setting of marine litter topics in relation to the development of the Marine Strategy Framework Directive and the evaluation of the Directive on Port Reception Facilities.
Michiel Roscam Abbing
Research & Blogs
Michiel Roscam Abbing is a political scientist and obtained his doctorate with a thesis on a historical topic. Since 2011 he has been active in the battle against plastic soup, including reviewing scientific news reports on the PSF website regarding the perils of plastic in the ocean.
Harmen joined PSF in September 2011. His is driven in working towards the transition of Plastic Soup towards commercially sustainable products. He is working on the Sustainable Horticulture and is interested in innovations that can prevent plastic from entering the oceans.