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The Plastic Soup Foundation is the community supporting Captain Charles Moore in his quest to stop Plastic Waste in the seas. www.plasticsoupfoundation.org

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Focus themes

Emergency
Water
Nature

Goal

Against this backdrop, the Plastic Soup Foundation (PSF) wants to bring a halt to the increasing plastic pollution of marine environments. The intent of the PSF is to staunchly prevent more plastic ending up at sea. Change at a global level is needed to achieve this. The current unsustainable system of plastic production and consumption must be replaced by a sustainable system using alternative materials and by developing renewable products.

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Description

The Plastic Soup Foundation is the community supporting Captain Charles Moore in his quest to stop Plastic Waste in the seas. www.plasticsoupfoundation.org

Focus themes

EmergencyWaterNature

Problem statement

Plastic marine pollution is an additional problem on top of existing problems — such as global warming, acidification and overfishing. The oceans occupy 72% of the earth’s surface and they are our principal source of oxygen. Plastic pollution poses a serious threat to this vital global system, especially since plastic doesn’t degrade naturally. As a result of the breakdown and fragmentation of plastic into smaller particles, ocean water has been transformed into a sort of global microplastic soup — "Global Plastic."

Goal

Against this backdrop, the Plastic Soup Foundation (PSF) wants to bring a halt to the increasing plastic pollution of marine environments. The intent of the PSF is to staunchly prevent more plastic ending up at sea. Change at a global level is needed to achieve this. The current unsustainable system of plastic production and consumption must be replaced by a sustainable system using alternative materials and by developing renewable products.

Main activities

The PSF wants to ban plastic products and plastic waste that is very small or contains small plastic parts and which is being produced, distributed and used on a large scale, or is expected to be so. Please sign the petition!! http://www.avaaz.org/en/petition/BEAT_THE_MICRO_BEAD_BAN_all_Cosmetics_with_micro_beads_Polyethylene_PE_plastics_inside/?cngprdb

External risks

For more information check the website: www.plasticsoupfoundation.org

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  • 'Warning Plastic Inside' application for Android users.

    The Plastic Soup Foundation and 'Stichting De Noordzee' launched an Mobile-App that warns about micro plastic in personal care products. More and more scrubs, shampoo’s and toothpaste contain small plastic particles that are washed down the drain into the oceans, bypassing water filtration systems due to their microscopic size. Consumers are, however, hardly aware of this and unwittingly contribute to the growth of the Plastic Soup in the oceans. https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/warning-plastics-inside!/id573546717?mt=8 With this app consumers can scan the barcode of products in a shop. If a red screen appears, then the product contains plastic. Code orange also means that the product contains plastic, but that the producer or store chain has promised to change the product in the nearby future. So far those companies are Rituals, De Tuinen, Etos, Hema, Kruidvat, Trekpleister and Dr. Van der Hoog.

10 supporters
28 fundraisers
€330 raised

Supported by

Anne supported Plastic Soup Foundation with €25
28.03.2013
machteld supported Plastic Soup Foundation with €25
29.11.2012
Marco supported Plastic Soup Foundation with €200
09.10.2012
Go and beat the plastic micro beads
27.08.2012

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