How to make a difference?
Plastic pollution is a worldwide epidemic. By now we are aware of this but how does real change come about?
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Merijn Tinga AKA the Plastic Soup Surfer has influenced policy in the Netherlands and made companies take plastic products from their shelves. He has ample knowledge of recycling and consequences of plastic pollution.
In his entertaining and sometimes funny presentations he uses his expeditions on selfmade surfboards from plastic-waste as the storyline. He inspires to take action and shows how you too can make a difference.
In 2014, Merijn built a surfboard using washed-up plastics and surfed it along the Dutch coast, earning his nickname: Plastic Soup Surfer. Sadly, awareness alone is not enough for change. Consequently, he started focusing his campaigns on policy makers and companies.
To date, Merijn's campaigns and expeditions have influenced political resolutions and product bans. Proving that one person can make a difference. Together with an ever-growing army of passionate people, he continues to drive results and influence change.
Merijn shares his story to inspire and teach others how they too can make a difference.
His surfboard is a weapon. His target: politicians and company ceo's. The goal: real change!