Plastic whale is the world’s first plastic fishing company
Plastic Whale is an Amsterdam-based initiative that lets locals and tourists go on an unconventional fishing trip – instead of fish, you’ll be angling plastic! The idea is simple. Equipped with nets, passengers on Plastic Whale’s boats sail around the city canals salvaging plastic from the waters to be reused and recycled.
Of the 8 million tons of plastic dumped in the oceans each year, around 80% comes from inland sources. In addition, 94% of plastic in the oceans ends up on the ocean floor where it’s nearly impossible to retrieve. Plastic Whale engages tourists and locals in reversing this trend by catching the plastic before it reaches the ocean, while of course also keeping Amsterdam’s iconic canals clean.
More than 20.000 people have already gone plastic fishing and the plastic collected is recycled and reused by Plastic Whales to produce furniture and boats.
Plastic Whale reduces waste by recycling plastics collected from the canals of Amsterdam’s (12.5)
Plastic Whale promotes life below water by removing plastic from canals before it reaches the oceans (14.5)
Plastic Whale minimizes the amount of hazardous materials in waters, while increasing recycling of plastics (6.3)
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