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Our Commitment

Our mission at Plastic Free Amsterdam is to help people reduce their plastic waste and find everyday alternatives to single-use plastic products. 

To us, it was clear from the start, that we did not only want to offer sustainable products alternatives, but actively engage in educating people and decrease the pace at which plastic pollution is going.

As a small company  we did not have the resources to take action ourselves, so we turned to the Plastic Soup Foundation to support them and help them in our own way in this common fight against plastic. So that's why from the beginning we've been donating 1% of our revenues every month to the Plastic Soup Foundation

We chose the Plastic Soup Foundation, among other great NGOs, because they covered three main aspects which we had at heart: Plastic eradication, health prevention and education for a better future.

Here’s an overview of why we continue to support their efforts year after year.

  • They fight an active battle against plastic

They work hard to denounce the catastrophic management of plastic and the existence of plastic in our consumer products without the knowledge of consumers. In particular, microplastics and nano-plastics consciously introduced into certain products as industrial cosmetics. Or tons of plastic nurdles released in the oceans each year.

They conduct research on the presence of microplastics in our daily environment. They recently published a report denouncing the presence of microplastics in almost all cosmetics of major brands.

They even created the Beat The Microbead app to help consumers detect plastic by scanning products before buying them.

Download the app here.

Through the Ocean Clean Wash campaign, the foundation tackles one of the greatest scourges of our oceans: the pollution by synthetic fibers. 

When people think about marine litter, they mostly think about plastic bags or water bottles being blown into rivers and ending up in the ocean. Synthetic clothing, however, is a huge cause of plastic pollution in the ocean. More than one-third of all primary microplastics in our oceans come from synthetic clothing or other textiles.

They work to find solutions in every phase of the textile production process and involving all parties and stakeholders. In their campaign, they exert pressure on clothing and washing machine manufacturers, support the development of products that prevent the flow of fibers, and call on consumers to think about what they can do to help.

Learn more about their engagement against all the kind of plastic pollution here

They also act by organizing days of cleaning of beaches and rivers, in many countries, such as the Netherlands.

      Would you like to join them to clean some rivers next to your home? Click here.


  • Their commitment to scientific research about of plastic impact on human health.

With their work, they focus on the link between plastics and human health. Their dedicated campaigns in microplastics and plastic pollution are directly related to this.

Through the Plastic Health Coalition, a partnership between several research organizations, to stimulate research into the effects of plastics on health and to disseminate scientific results.

Every year they organize the Plastic Health Summit. In 2023, the annual summit will take place in Brussel and it will present on what the impact of plastic means for future generations.

Do you want to know more about the next summit ? Visit their website.

Plastic soup foundation seeks to demonstrate the danger of plastic through research reports giving the necessary evidence to raise awareness. The information given can be found disturbing, but it certainly does not leave us indifferent. 

They want to expose where the problems lie, to make react the government and all the industries concerned.


  •  They raise awareness through education

Educating people on the urgency of preserving our resources and protecting our ecosystem is one of the most effective ways to raise awareness and action on the long term. The Plastic Soup Foundation, therefore, focuses not only on educating adults, but also very specifically on children and youths.

They see educational activities as one of their most important pillars; because children are the future.

In 2018, the Plastic Soup Foundation launched Plastic Soup Education Pack for elementary schools, grades 2 to 6 (age 7-12 years) in the Netherlands. Then, in 2019 they developed extensive new educational material about plastic soup for middle schools (age 12-15 years).

         For all the previous reasons, we are proud to be supporting them, so that they continue to develop projects and conduct scientific research to gradually engage people in this fight against plastic.

By supporting us as a small business, you’re helping Plastic Soup Foundation widening their scope.

We thank you from the bottom of our hearts, every small action counts.

Make a donation to Plastic Soup Foundation.