creates global awareness for an obvious goal:

cleaning up the poisonous plastic mess we make.


"ACTION" Project 2012-2020

Captain Manfred Reicher founder - chairman

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in Cooperation with
"ALBATROSS" anti Plastic Pollution "Action" Project 2012-2020


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* Addicted To Plastic - Documentary *


Teken de petitie: Ik scrub plasticvrij

by steun PVDD :
“I humbly request that you work with us to improve the environment.”


*** Micorplastics in de ban
De campagne tegen microplastics boekt successen.
Rituals, de Tuinen en ETOS hebben besloten geen microplastics meer toe te voegen in hun eigen producten.
We hopen dat HEMA dit voorbeeld gaat volgen, zij lopen achter.
Lees verder


Strandactie ter bescherming van de Noordzee NL
was zondag 9 september 2012

- De Noordzee behoeft betere bescherming tegen overbevissing en vervuiling.
- Het uitroepen van zeereservaten die ongemoeid laten.
- Symbolisch een Noordzeereservaat uitroepen op het strand bij Bloemendaal.
- Lijsttrekker Marianne Thieme sprak de aanwezigen toe
- opende tijdelijke fototentoonstelling op strand
- waaruit de schoonheid maar ook de problemen van het onderwaterleven blijkt.




“I took a picture of this sad swan last week in Amsterdam... which hade to make a nest out of Amsterdamned stinking garbage, :( — in Amsterdam, Netherlands. - May 2012 in Facebook”

*** www.noordzee.nl/campagnes/mybeach/ ***


27 juni: Opening zes MyBeaches aan Nederlandse kust

27 juni: Opening zes MyBeaches aan Nederlandse kust

Hulp nodig bij schoonhouden van stranden en de zee

Woensdag 27 juni wordt op maar liefst zes locaties aan de kust het initiatief MyBeach gelanceerd. De MyBeaches worden geopend bij strandpaviljoens in Hoek van Holland, Noordwijk, Zandvoort en op Texel. Het unieke van MyBeach is dat bezoekers het strand schoonhouden, in plaats van de gemeente of het paviljoen. Met dit initiatief doet Stichting De Noordzee samen met ondernemers aan de kust een oproep aan alle strandbezoekers om mee te helpen de hoeveelheid afval op het strand en in zee terug te dringen.

Meer info: MY BEACH INFO

Tel mee voor de Noordzee! 22 september 2012 waren zij in Wijk aan Zee


*** Cast Little Mermaid

Op 22 september ging een deel van de cast van Little Mermaid in Wijk aan Zee afval opruimen en tellen. ! Lees verder

www.duurzaamnieuws.nl/bericht 17 Mei 2012





ACTION : “long-lasting-bag” in return for your plastic bag www.voordewereldvanmorgen.nl/project/plastic-tas-vrij

APRIL 1, 2012
Vroege Vogels radio program :
http://dobberisland.nl/  First april joke - gets serious plan


Now they want people to tell the idea they may have already and/or work out together new plans to handle the tiny plastic particles and make something of it - 1 April idea was to make an Island in front of Zandvoort - now they get serious

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Plasticsoupfoundation.org/ plasticsoupfoundation.org=initiatives of the rest of the world
Plastic Soep Driedaagse - Plastic soup 3-days activity
30 November, 1 & 2 december 2011
Charles Moore & Marcus Eriksen openen het National 
Sustainability Congres in congrescentrum 1931
in Den Bosch met de laatste onderzoeksgegevens.

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Aan alle Nederlandse oceaanliefhebbers
U bent van harte welkom onze campagne te steunen -
ga s.v.p. ook naar
"ALBATROSS" anti Plastic Pollution "Action"Projekt 2012-2020
Hartelijk Dank voor Uw ondersteuning kapitein Manfred Reicher

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International Beach Clean-up Day 2011
Freezing cold - still continuing cleaning the beach. pasted-graphic-5

NEDERLAND NO. 1 VERVUILER Bron: Spits - 17-10-11

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Recycling CD’s in The Netherlands
The Netherlands are cleaning up! Download the newspaper article.


In our country thousands, if not millions, of damaged, torn, broke or unusable cd's and dvd's are laying around that can be recycled.
The trays for CDs and DVDs usually consist of PP (polypropylene) and PS (polystyrene). These are easy to recognize.
The long covers are usually made of PP, and are tough and flexible. Natural PP is colourless and milky-white transparent.  


The square, hard trays are often made of PS, the material is brittle and breaks easily. The clear PS is clear as crystal.
Naturally, you can increase your yield by separating your waste yourself and offering the various materials separately. Here, it is important to know that the crystal-clear PS tray and the natural PP cover are more valuable when they are separated than other colours.

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Trash Planet: The Netherlands
Source earth911.com by Becky Hammad
Published on July 6th, 2009
The Trash Planet series highlights various countries around the world
and how they handle their waste.
The Netherlands’ waste management system is highly regarded around the world. However, the country sticks to a simple plan: avoid waste as much as possible, recover valuable raw materials from waste, generate green energy from waste when possible and only discard the waste that is left over.

This isn’t necessarily an original waste management plan, but the way the country goes about their plan is original – and it’s working. Second only to Germany, the Netherlands leads the world in recycling, with 65 percent of all waste recycled.


In 2004, the Netherlands became the first country to require producers and importers to be responsible for the collection and disposal of used goods. More than 60 million tons of waste is produced in the Netherlands each year. The largest waste streams are construction and demolition waste and industrial waste. Photo: Greenwichmeantime.com
But how did the Netherlands get here? To answer this question, we need to take a look back – about 30 years back.

In the 1980s, residents in the Netherlands were concerned about the future of their country. The Netherlands, one of the most densely populated and highly industrialized countries in the world, was becoming increasingly crowded. The production and consumption of consumer goods was rising, and with that, waste levels were increasing while landfill space was diminishing.

In effort to control growing amounts of trash, the country scrambled. Incineration and overused landfills were increasing toxic levels in soil, water and air. Pollution and lack of landfill space became major causes of concern to the Netherlands’ quality of life.

So, with a growing sense of urgency, the Netherlands got down to business.

Now known as the Social Response, the country unified its people, business sector and government to reduce environmental pressures and improve the quality of its surroundings. The country began drafting legislation and regulations, setting goals and standards and implementing and enforcing laws, rules and goals.

Elements of the Netherlands National Waste Policy

The Netherlands’ current waste management policy largely focuses on tackling problems at their onset by preventing the production of waste. When waste production cannot be avoided, waste materials are recycled, and non-recyclable waste is disposed via environmentally acceptable means. The main elements of the policy are:


The Netherlands has the highest percentage of household waste recycling in Europe and the lowest level of land filling. Photo: Ggpht.com

  • Waste Disposal Hierarchy, (aka Landlink’s Ladder)
  • Waste Treatment Standards
  • National Waste Disposal Planning
  • Producer Responsibility
  • Prevention and Recycling Regulations
Waste Disposal Hierarchy

The main ideas in the Netherlands’ waste policies are represented in a hierarchy model, commonly referred to by the Dutch as Landlink’s Ladder. Named after a member of Dutch parliament who designed it, Landlink’s Ladder applies levels of importance to five core waste management components:

  • Prevention
  • Product Reuse
  • Waste Recovery
  • Incineration
  • Landfill
The model serves as a guide for waste management techniques and places prevention at the top of the hierarchy, as most the desirable means.  The idea behind prevention is simple: Avoid waste production as much as possible. The second and third components on the hierarchy are product reuse and recovery. These components include packaging and material reuse and the use of waste as fuel.

Fourth on the hierarchy is incineration. All Dutch waste incineration plants produce energy for electricity generation, heating or industrial steam generation. Last, and most avoided on the hierarchy, is the landfill. Waste in the Netherlands is only sent to the landfill after all other options on Landlink’s Ladder have been exhausted.


The Netherlands' main sources of sustainable energy for domestic consumption – which account for 75 percent of the total amount – are the co-combustion of biomass in power stations, wind energy and energy from waste incineration plants. Photo: Neweuropeanpoets.blogspot.com

Stringent Waste Treatment Standards

The Netherlands practices stringent standards for waste disposal, and landfills are regulated by checking soil and groundwater for pollution. Incinerators are regulated for air emissions, plant construction and the incineration process itself.

Bans on 35 waste-streams from landfills help keep contamination levels low. Any waste-streams that can be recovered or incinerated, such as household waste, organic waste, plastic waste and demolition waste, are not allowed in landfills.

Certain environmental standards are also set to guarantee quality of secondary raw materials made from waste used for building materials, fuel and fertilizer.

Planning on the National Level

The Netherlands’ Waste Consultation Council was established in 1990 to help govern waste management policies on a national level.

The council, comprising of the national government, provinces and municipalities, set up various programs and directives with a goal of making the Netherlands one of the most sustainable countries in Europe by 2020 and entirely sustainable by 2050.

Recycling requirements were put in place for the various waste streams, taxes were imposed for disposed waste and incentives were created to encourage alternative methods for waste management.

The highly involved Dutch parliament works alongside industry and organizations to reach environmental targets and reached an agreement with the industrial and the energy sector on emission rights trading. The current policy works to achieve a 30 percent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2020 from 1990 levels.

Producer Responsibility

Producer responsibility comes down to giving producers and importers the responsibility of finding sustainable methods not only for the manufacturing of goods, but also for the packaging of those goods.

Sometimes referred to as the “polluter pays principle”, producers take on the physical and financial burden for managing their products in a way that will reduce environmental pressures. Often, these burdens are included in the cost of products.


The Netherlands is fourth on the list of European countries with the most patent applications relating to solar energy. The Dutch government aims to generate 6,000 MW from offshore wind energy by 2020. Photo: Nationalgeographic.com Depending on the product, producer and importer responsibility is voluntary, regulated or a combination of the two. The following products must have a collection and recycling system in place once they reach the end-of-life stage:

  • Plastic construction materials
  • Electric and electronic equipment
  • End-of-life vehicles
  • Tires
  • Batteries
  • Packaging
Various Instruments

The Netherlands offers innovative and convenient trash-collecting systems, as well as imposing financial instruments such as a landfill tax and volume-based-waste fee systems as incentives.

Household waste is collected separately, based on of a variety of waste streams like organic waste, paper and cardboard and small chemical waste. Along with providing household waste collection, every municipality is required to establish waste drop-off locations.

Some municipalities offer volume-based-waste fee systems, or variable-waste charging. This means that households don’t pay a fixed fee. Instead, they pay for the amount of waste collected at the household. In 2006, households in the Netherlands paid an average of 240 Euros for waste fees, about $340 U.S. dollars.

But many Dutch cities manage their waste with pay-as-you-throw (PAYT) systems. Residents of the city of Maastricht buy plastic garbage bags based on how much waste they expect to generate. The larger the amount of waste, the larger the bag, and the larger the bags cost more money. The system seems to worL: Since the introduction of the program, the city’s recycling rate has increased from 45 percent to 65 percent.

Future Plans

So what’s in the cards for the Netherlands? Recently established objectives for 2012 are to increase the level of waste recovery to 83 percent and to limit the amount of waste for disposal to 9.5 billion kilograms.

The Netherlands’ successful waste-management system is one of the most studied in the world. The country’s ambitious requirements  for waste streams, innovative collection programs and incentives for citizens and producers have worked effectively, making the country one of the greenest in the world.

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