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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.

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In 2014, Merijn constructed a surfboard using washed-up plastics and surfed along the Dutch coast, earning him the nickname "Plastic Soup Surfer." Sadly, mere awareness is insufficient for catalyzing change. Consequently, he shifted his campaign focus towards policy makers and companies. 

To date, Merijn's campaigns and expeditions have influenced political resolutions and led to product bans, demonstrating the impact of individual action. Alongside an expanding community of passionate individuals, he persists in achieving tangible results and effecting change. 

Merijn shares his story to inspire and educate others on how they too can contribute to making a difference.

Merijn Tinga

His surfboard is a weapon. His target: politicians and company ceo's. The goal: real change!

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