Contribute to rid our oceans of plastic (phase 2)

Schildpad verstrikt in plastic foto Jonathan Green
Photo: Jonathan Green

The Utrecht research into how plastic waste moves through the oceans, which is already being implemented around the Galapagos Islands, is entering the next phase. We want to make more ecosystems plastic-free. To prevent washed-up plastic waste from flowing back into the sea, where it breaks down into smaller pieces, it is important to quickly remove the waste on land. A computer tool can predict where and when plastic will wash up. The development of this "plastic predictor" requires "drifters": small, reusable floating buoys with built-in GPS that provide insight into the ocean currents. Donate a drifter!

Or donate directly via the QR code!

You can also transfer your donation to the Utrecht University Fund, bank account number NL43INGB0000014475, with payment reference ‘Contribute to rid our oceans of plastic’.

Want to know more?

For more information, please contact our fundraising officer Caroline van de Beek.

Phone: +31(0)6 2874 4176
Email: c.a.vandebeek@uu.nl