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