Since the founding of the Plastic Soup Foundation in 2011, we have been a fast growing organization. From a small group of motivated volunteers without funding to 10fte at the start of 2017, a very competent and committed board, a big and strong worldwide network and a budget estimate of almost a million euros in 2016, of which 400,000 euros in kind.
Through smart and witty campaigns the Plastic Soup Foundation has a strong influence on the public, industries and politics. In 2014 PSF and L&DJ PR won the Dutch PR Award for their ‘Beat the Microbead-campaign’ in the non-profit category.
In the same year the organization also won ‘De Onderscheiding’ (The Distinction) for the same campaign. Annually this prize is awarded to special initiatives that make a difference with the support of equity funds.
In 2016, chair of the board Jacqueline Cramer was elected by a large majority as ‘Verschilmaker van 2016’ (Difference Maker). As chairman of the Plastic Soup Foundation, professor of sustainable innovation at Utrecht University, ambassador of circular economics in the metropolitan area of Amsterdam and former Minister of Housing, Spatial Planning and the Environment, Jacqueline was the first to address the plastic soup at the EU Environment Council in 2009.