His surfboard is a weapon. His target: politicians and company ceo's. The goal: real change!
Plastic Pollution, Storytelling, Surfing Expedition, Plastic Recycling, Littering, Societal Change, Political Change
Climate, energy & sustainability
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.
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