How much plastic do you spot in the canal? Download CrowdWater

why?

The plastic soup: Sea creatures have their stomachs full of it and so do we. We consume about one credit card of plastic per week. The ingredients of the plastic soup come from us: (open) garbage bags next to the container, menus from the restaurant terraces, confetti and cups from parties near the canal, and plastic bags from the market.

Share your observations of plastic in the water via the app CrowdWater. This way we learn more about the hotspots of plastic in the water and we can prevent it from reaching the sea and contributing to the plastic soup.

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Spot plastic litter in the water and share your observations

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Join the litter fishing to clean-up the litter and examine it in more detail. Join the team!

Litter fishing

Join also a canoeing session to examine the plastic waste in more detail and to clean up the canals.

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Litter fishing

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With your observations and clean-up activities we aim to improve the removal and prevention of plastic litter in the water. Support our activities for cleaner canals

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Plastic Spotter bij Vroege Vogels
December 17, 2020

Plastic Spotter bij Vroege Vogels

Vrijdag 11 december konden de kijkers van Vroege Vogels genieten van het mooie Leiden. Van botanisch stoepkrijten tot afval in de gracht. Presentator Menno Bentveld werd rondgeleid langs de afvalnesten van meerkoeten en presentatrice Willemijn Veenhoven ging mee drijfvuilvissen!

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Documentary Canalcups
November 3, 2020

Documentary Canalcups

Unfortunately for many people in Leiden, the Leidens Ontzet of 2020 was passed over by the coronapandemic that made festivities around 3 October impossible. In order to have a feeling of liberation of Leiden, the documentary about Canalcups premiered in October.

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Plastic nets in the canal
November 1, 2020

Plastic nets in the canal

We discovered a year ago that plastic nets to make grass mats stronger end up in large numbers in the water. We asked the municipality, cleaned the nets up as much as possible and are still monitoring their distribution. So please, share your observations!

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This project arose from questions from residents of Leiden. In honour of the 444th anniversary of Leiden University, this project was set up partly thanks to the financial support of Leiden University and the municipality of Leiden.