What can you do?


  • Prevent the use of plastic.
  • Bring your own (thermosflasks, plasticfree bags).
  • Single use is abuse (minimise use of disposable plastics).
  • The art of ‘leave it out’ (don’t buy pre-packed fruit & vegetables).
  • Aim for prevention, then re-use, then recycle.
  • Put trash where it belongs (throw nothing on the road or in the water).
  • Raise the plastic soup issue at work, school, business, organisation, council and in politics.
  • Tell your friends in all your networks!
  • See good practices from Siem Haffmans (Partners for Innovation). watch ten innovative examples to prevent the growth of plastic soup.
  • Avoid personal care products (i.e. scrubs) that contain plastic. You can find list on this page. These microbeads end up in the ocean via the wastewater systems. Check your bathroom and see if your personal care products contain plastic: Polyethylene (PE), Polypropylene (PP) en Polyethylene terephtalate (PET), Polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA), nylon12.
  • Support deposit-refund systems through the petition of the Plastic Soup Surfer.
  • Download the app Beat the Microbead!


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