For the project “Schone Maas” in The Netherlands, PlasticsEurope Nederland initiated and still supports the waste monitoring activities (including pellet counting). This action is part of the yearly clean-up activities along the rivers.
The clean-ups took place at the end of March and beginning of April in the Southern regions of the Netherlands (Limburg and Brabant) and involved many volunteers. Results show that especially along the entire shore of “de Maas” in Limburg, a large number of pellets were found, while the outcome at “de Waal” was significantly lower. Together with NGO “Plastic Soup Foundation” and “IVN Limburg”, PlasticsEurope Nederland will further analyze the results and try to identify the potential sources of the collected pellets. When these potential sources have been identified, we will try to raise the discussion with all parties involved.
Contact: Josepha van Kollenburg