Building on our success in Amsterdam, the Plastic Whale Foundation aims to have a wider positive impact through local partnerships. We recently began working with our first local partner in the developing world. Sweepsmart is a sustainable waste management enterprise based in Bangalore, India that collects and recycles plastic waste to create local jobs with decent pay & conditions, and reduce the amount of plastic on landfill sites, one of our planet’s main sources of plastic soup. We’re confident this will be the first of many wonderful collaborations.
We donate 10% of all revenue of Plastic Whale Circular Furniture to the Plastic Whale Foundation’s efforts, which means you know that when you purchase Plastic Whale Circular Furniture you’re also helping take on this global challenge where we can have most impact: in the world’s major plastic soup hot spots.
Our mission is to involve as many people as possible to reach our goal for plastic-free waters. We’ve learned that awareness and contribution to the solution of the Plastic soup starts with our children. With the Plastic Whale Foundation we involve school kids in our education program.
We have developed a special school program; of course the kids go plastic fishing! Each year, moreover, the foundation organises free public events where everybody can join us to realise our goal for plastic-free waters. Your donation to the Foundation will make this all possible. The Plastic Whale Foundation has the ANBI status so donations are tax deductible.
For more information visit the Plastic Whale Foundation site.
The Plastic Whale Foundation organises two public clean-up events a year, involving a wide range of people, after two of the busiest days on the Amsterdam canals: King’s day and the Canal Pride Parade. We want to involve as many people as possible and sail the canals of Amsterdam, on the hunt for plastic! Everybody can join, boat or no boat, we make sure that you can tag along.
Want to dress in Orange, celebrate The Netherlands, and clean the canals at the same time? Join us on Sunday the 28th of april for Koningsvissen! No better way to fight the hangover by cleaning up the canals of plastic waste together with other citizens from Amsterdam and The Netherlands. Do you want to join our orange fleet? You can sign up through eventbrite or via our Facebook event
Want to help us grow? If you have your own boat, or know someone who is a passionate skipper, we are always looking to grow our fleet and involve even more people. Boat-owners can sign up here. The more the merrier!